Wheres the pao?? (pow)

@snowy22315 (49072)
United States
December 31, 2017 5:00pm CST
So, I mentioned I was going to get Chinese food today..the restaurant that is closest to me has pretty good tasting food, but it is soooo Americanized. I ordered Kung Pao chicken which I have probably had 100x over the course of my life..it is hot..hence the pao..this one is not spicy at all..plus they use sauted celery ahd carrots instead of Chinese vegetables..I mean would it kill them to put in some water chestnuts? sigh..I can't wait until I can get more authentic Chinese.
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@JudyEv (126283)
• Bunbury, Australia
31 Dec
Sounds like it's Chinese in name only.
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@snowy22315 (49072)
• United States
1 Jan
Well, actually it is run by Chinese people by I guess they are taking lots of short cuts and money savers.
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@JudyEv (126283)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Jan
@snowy22315 I think sometimes they 'dumb down' their recipes to make the food more acceptable to Western tastes. I think our Indian restaurant does that.
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@snowy22315 (49072)
• United States
1 Jan
@JudyEv Your comment makes me laugh about an incident that happened one time to my sister and I. When she lived briefly in Chicage, she was dating an Indian guy. He and his roommate another Indian fellow invited us to spend the weekend with them once. They made us dinner one night..the food was so spicy we could barely eat it..they said oh we went light on the spices for you....
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• Kathmandu, Nepal
1 Jan
Does it costly? It looks so sweet
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@snowy22315 (49072)
• United States
1 Jan
It isn't cheap!
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• Kathmandu, Nepal
1 Jan
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• United States
1 Jan
I guess every Chinese restaurants I've been to are Americanized. I hope you find your restaurant one day in the future.
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@snowy22315 (49072)
• United States
1 Jan
They are, but some are more authentic then others..Some of the ones in the city seem pretty authentic, there is a Chinatown in DC that has some pretty authentic food I think.
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• United States
1 Jan
@snowy22315 That would be very cool to try some time.
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@shivamani10 (11229)
• Hyderabad, India
1 Jan
I like chinese food. But, it should be vegetarian only.
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@snowy22315 (49072)
• United States
1 Jan
I like it with some meat in it.
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@marlina (74881)
• Canada
31 Dec
I guess they were trying to save money on the veggies!
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@snowy22315 (49072)
• United States
1 Jan
Apparently!
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@LadyDuck (163599)
• Switzerland
1 Jan
It's hard to find authentic restaurants outside their countries of origin. We had very good authentic Chinese restaurants in France, we have none here.
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@snowy22315 (49072)
• United States
1 Jan
Yeah, I would tend to agree with you. French food seems pretty good everywhere though. There is a restaurant in a trendy little town not too far from here called La Pomme which is excellent.
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@LadyDuck (163599)
• Switzerland
1 Jan
@snowy22315 I have never tried French food in the United States, I have tried "croissants", but those sold in France are a lot better.
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@snowy22315 (49072)
• United States
1 Jan
@LadyDuck I am sure they are..
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@mohit459 (11939)
• Haldwani, India
1 Jan
enjoy your meal ..
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@snowy22315 (49072)
• United States
1 Jan
I would have enjoyed a bit more spice..with some of the Chinese peppers in it.
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@mohit459 (11939)
• Haldwani, India
2 Jan
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@aureliah (16821)
1 Jan
Sorry about that. It would not kill them but they just want to have it their way
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