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Chinese Food - Family Style or Get Your Own Dish?

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Chinese Food - Family Style or Get Your Own Dish?

justsayn | Sep 27, 2013 07:10 PM

Asian communal/family style eating swept across the West with its seductive selection of great food with which we could build our own dinner plates. Buffets advanced the concept even further. Foodies love selection!

But it wasn't always like that. When I grew up, many people would eat at Chinese restaurants and order their own dish as their personal entrée. They MAY have shared the fried rice, but the Beef and Broccoli was theirs alone!

What about you? Did you order take out, or in a Chinese restaurant and not share family style? If so, do you still eat Asian food that way? Is your pad thai, your pad thai and you don't share? What about your Kung Pao chicken? Are you more likely to share Chinese food but not Thai?

Just curious to hear how your Western eating habits have or haven't been influenced by the Chinese way over the years?

Did you used to order your own dish? Do you still?

Thanks!

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