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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 09-13-2006, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
 
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Just out of curiosity, what's it like when you go get Chinese take out in America? Is it really like you you see in all those movies? With the little white boxes? And the chop sticks? You see that on Seinfeld too. You see Kramer with the pods... It's hilarious.

This thread is probably gonna be considered lame by plenty of people, but I'm genuinely curious about this thing.

Out here in The Netherlands, when you go get Chinese food, you get these pretty big white plastic boxes in a rectangular shape. One with the main dish, and then one with rice or something like that.

I guess the most popular/well known dishes out here in The Netherlands are 'Babi Pangang', 'Foe Yong Hai' and 'Tjap Tjoi'.

'Babi Pangang' is pork with this sweet and sour sauce over it. It's pretty cool.

Then you've got 'Foe Yong Hai'. This is basically some kind of omelet.

And finally, you've got 'Tjap Tjoi'. This is all kinds of vegetables put together. Like paprika's and carrots and stuff. And then there is some pork in there too.

That's what Chinese food is like in The Netherlands.
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post #2 of 39 (permalink) Old 09-13-2006, 11:26 AM
 
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Its the same everywhere pretty much. Just depends on what restraunt you get your food from.
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Re: Chinese take out

Generally, chop sticks are more common at Japanese restaurants that do tepanyaki (sic), where the chef cooks at your table, than at Chinese restaurants. Chinese fried rice really isn't "sticky," making using chopsticks insufferable.
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Just out of curiosity, what's it like when you go get Chinese take out in America? Is it really like you you see in all those movies? With the little white boxes? And the chop sticks? You see that on Seinfeld too. You see Kramer with the pods... It's hilarious.

This thread is probably gonna be considered lame by plenty of people, but I'm genuinely curious about this thing.

Out here in The Netherlands, when you go get Chinese food, you get these pretty big white plastic boxes in a rectangular shape. One with the main dish, and then one with rice or something like that.
Same here where I am; plastic boxes with the rice in the seperate little white boxes on the side.

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I guess the most popular/well known dishes out here in The Netherlands are 'Babi Pangang', 'Foe Yong Hai' and 'Tjap Tjoi'.

'Babi Pangang' is pork with this sweet and sour sauce over it. It's pretty cool.

Then you've got 'Foe Yong Hai'. This is basically some kind of omelet.
We've got those here as well The 'Babi Pangang' is generally called by the highly imaginative name 'Sweet and Sour Pork'
'Foe Yong Hai' is calle 'Egg Foo Yung' over here, and is one of my personal faves. I love that stuff!
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And finally, you've got 'Tjap Tjoi'. This is all kinds of vegetables put together. Like paprika's and carrots and stuff. And then there is some pork in there too.

That's what Chinese food is like in The Netherlands.
There's lot of stuff that's similar to that here I think; does it come with little crepe like pancakes to roll it up in? That's called 'Moo Shu (meat name here)' here, and is also pretty good.

I think the appetizers are where it's at with Chinese food. If you can get steamed chicken dumplings with sesame/peanut sauce, that's insanely great!
Hmmmm.....chinese food....

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Yup. Little white boxes and chopsticks. I think chinese people secretly run Jacksonville. There are like 10 chinese restaurants all within a 2 mile radius of me. All different names, all same menus!

Lately, we've been getting it in plastic containers with lids though for some reason.
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'Babi Pangang' is pork with this sweet and sour sauce over it.
It sounds more like a brothel, lol

We get both around where I live, plastic containers and little white boxes.

I'm supposed to be cooking tonight (I love cooking) but it looks like I may have a Chinese now instead
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Yup. Little white boxes and chopsticks. I think chinese people secretly run Jacksonville. There are like 10 chinese restaurants all within a 2 mile radius of me. All different names, all same menus!

Lately, we've been getting it in plastic containers with lids though for some reason.
lol, that's like the Indian's in Manchester over here. We actually have a LONG main road called "The Curry Mile"
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I enjoy Koe Yo Luk as well. Balls of chicken? fried with dough around them in fruit sauce.
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General Toe's chicken is the ****...
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General Toe's chicken is the ****...
+1, yeah I could almost live on General Tso chicken!
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Hmm, I will sell some of my recipes if anyone is interested. I own a Chinese restaurant, one of the best in Texas, open a quarter century. i know pretty much any sauce you may want. Gen. Tso and Sesame are some of our specialties.
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I own a Chinese restaurant
Hehe I always figured you a guy with an aesthetically correct coffin (sarcophagus cough)...with a name ending with Thep and all...
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My full last name is ***********. I'll give a dollar to anyone who can pronounce that.

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I've heard worse, eventhough I can't pronounce it.

Try this name, a research associate at the school I graduated from: Sasawat Mahanbunphachai
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Sounds Thai. Alot of thai names end "wat"

Thai food over here is dicusting. All it is peanuts, lettuce, nasty sweet and spicy sauce, and noodles.

Real thai food though, is awesome.
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