scruffmcgruff wrote:I find it funny how trendy it is to defame Americanized Chinese food. So what if it has been influenced by other cultures? Would anyone be so upset if it were Hunan-ized Szechuan food, or Korean-influenced Japanese food? I don't think there's anything wrong with sharing culture.
The thing is that I think Americanized food is not really Americanized. It sounds exactly as the Swedishidized Chinese food. What's sad is that people think this is the actual Chinese food. I love culture sharing but I appreciate it even more when I get aquainted with the actual culture. It's like the differense between green tea in bags with peppermint flavour, and a gyokuro.
There's a restaurant in Stockholm that cooks "real" Chinese dishes but they had to open the usual "Chinese" buffet to get people to the restaurant. People very seldom order from the authentic part of the menu. And when someone does, it's like party for the cooks because they came to Sweden to cook the food they're master at - not "Chinese" buffet.