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How do east- and west-coast Chinese-American food differ?

Robert Lauriston | | Jan 2, 2007 02:13 AM

Follow-up to a question on the San Francisco board about where to find "east coast" Chinese food, such as "a real pupu platter," "shrimp toast," and "foil triangles with chicken and peas."

As a San Franciscan visiting New York I remember noticing that New Yorkers thought stir-fried watercress was a standard Chinese dish.

I also noticed when watching Seinfeld and other sitcoms that they'd order unfamiliar dishes such as moo goo gai pan.

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