Monday, January 5, 2009

Who was General Tso? and other mysteries of

Did you know Chinese food everywhere in the world has nothing to do with China? It's just invented by whatever country you happen to be in.

Here's a wonderful presentation about Chinese Food.

Reporter Jennifer 8. Lee talks about her hunt for the origins of familiar Chinese-American dishes -- exploring the hidden spots where these two cultures have (so tastily) combined to form a new cuisine.

Youtube Link

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's interesting to note that in the slide that where Jennifer said "Middle Eastern Chinese food", she actually showed an overseas franchise of popular Chinese-Filipino resto chain Chowking, incidentally owned by Tony Tancaktiong, a Filipino of Chinese descent.

It also has branches in mainland China, where it is named Yong He King.