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Giving recommendations on "ethnic" foods

chowser | Mar 13, 2014 04:13 AM

When someone asks for a recommendation on ethnic food restaurants/cooking (I use ethnic meaning something that originally came from another country and one that has an Americanized version, too), do you assume they want the authentic version, or the Americanized one? Or either as long as the food is good? I've always assumed the authentic one but am rethinking this. For the record, I'm not looking at the Americanized one as inferior but if someone is looking for General Tsao's chicken or chicken parm, it would be good to help narrow down the search to the right type of restaurant/recipe. If you ask, do you assume they know what's authentic or Americanized?

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