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What's the deal with bread rolls in Chinese take out?

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What's the deal with bread rolls in Chinese take out?

Stevens | Feb 3, 2001 10:38 AM

I don't know if this happens in the rest of the country, but around where I live on Boston's south shore, it seems like a lot of Chinese take out places always include little mini rolls of bread with the food when you order Chinese take-out. What's the deal with that? It seems so un-Chinese. Admittedly, there's a dearth of good Chinese or even ethnic foods in general on the south shore, except for Italian and Portuguese which the area is known for. But I always thought that was so strange to find bread rolls included in the order, along with too many packets of soy sauce and mustard sauce and fried wontons, all of which I never eat or use. Is this a local phenom or does this occur in other parts of New England and the country?

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