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  • Archive for August 5th, 2007

    Chinese food for Chinese vs. Chinese food for Americans

    Sunday, August 5th, 2007

    Nicole Mones writes about the duality of Chinese food for Chinese people and Chinese food for Americans in The New York Times Magazine. What’s the difference? According to Mones, “American taste” means Chinese-style dishes prepared with a limited range of pre-mixed sauces, usually no more than 5 to 7 per restaurant (These sauces — sweet and […]