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Chinese Dishes the Chinese Don’t Order

Nontraditional Dishes…

Americans have a habit of taking dishes from other cultures and putting a spin on them, but that’s okay. Chinese food is ironically, the new American staple and most American’s have at least one favorite they like to request while eating out. However, not every dish that we love is a dish that is revered by the Chinese culture, in many cases we eat dishes they have not heard of.

This is a list of the top foods that Chinese people generally will not order at a Chinese restaurant. The creator of this video only gave eight foods in the title of his video, but actually named ten, so we made certain to number them all in an effort to keep down the confusion:

  1. Crab Rangoons
  2. General Tso’s Chicken
  3. Orange Chicken
  4. Sesame Chicken
  5. Chop Suey
  6. Mongolian Beef
  7. Egg Rolls
  8. Any dish with western broccoli (Chicken & Broccoli, Beef & Broccoli etc.)
  9. Duck Sauce
  10. Poo Poo Platter


Now, you be sure to look out for these dishes the next time you are in a Chinese restaurant and decide if you want to go the American or authentic route. There is nothing wrong with ordering what you like, but we thought this may be some fun information you’d want to pass along to family and friends. Also, don’t be afraid to give some authentic Chinese dishes a try, you might like them and we’ll be sure to give you a list of traditional foods later on.