Read More Uncategorized
The culinary trends in the United States today, including Asian cuisine, have been part of the nation’s landscape since the 1800′s. Most dominant of these cuisines is Chinese which has been in the country for the longest time. Westernization of Chinese cuisine was necessary so that non Chinese customers would find this cuisine more palatable. Such dishes like Egg Foo Young, Egg Rolls, Chow Mein, Lo Mein, Sesame Chicken and Chop Suey have been part of Chinese restaurants for more than fifty years.
Depending what city and region in the United States, certain influences are present. For instance in San Francisco the influences are both Taiawnese and Cantonese. Other regions in China are represented, but mostly it is the California influence with access to many exotic fruits such as mangoes and other fresh green vegetables. In Hawaii Chinese cuisine has been infused with other Asian influences to make something truly unique. Mostly Chinese and other Asian cuisines have been Americanized so that they can be accessed by many American families on a culinary adventure.
In conclusion, the fusion of both Asian and American cuisines has been with the nation culturally for many years in the past and will continue to be in America for years to come. What better way to celebrate the New Year but with Chinese.