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Ramen in Japan=Lamien in China. it comes from China.

Well now that I got a roof over my head it time to get some grub. Food in China is so varied it's impossible to discuss it all, you wouldn't want to know all the repelling creatures they wolf down anyway. The food culture here in my opinion the most influential in Asia. I have been all over the continent and the influence of Chinese cusine is clearly evident. Soup noodles are in practically every culture with direct reference to Chinese origin for example Chu Ka Men in Japan, Kanom Jinn in Thailand and so on. Every I country I've been to from South Africa to Albania there has always been the ubiquitous Chinese take-away. So I'm sure you're all familiar with the mainstays of Chinese cooking I'll only discuss the unique, the daily, or the favorite dishes of mine.

Somebody's been playin with his food!
 I've never met a people more obsessed with food as the Chinese. The first greeting in Chinese (and Korean) is, Chi Fan Le Ma? Have you eaten? Chinese try to eat as many times a day as possible, most have 4/5 meals a day, you can find restaurants and eateries open all hours. Enjoyment is to be had at all costs table manners is an alien concept. The only thing you can't do is stand your chopsticks in your rice bowl (it resembles incense sticks they stick in rice for the ancestors, most definately bad fortune.) other than that it's no-holds-barred dinning. After a supper most dinning rooms look like a mongol battle ground, bones litter the ground, entrails and eyeballs lay here and there, smouldering ciggarretes, snapped toothpicks etc. When I would ask Chinese what they're hobbies are they would very seriously answer "eating, of course" the same goes for asking about their travels "the noodles there were super! so very yummy" etc, I don't bother asking anymore...

ctjevans says:
hahaha! I love your depiction of Chinese dining room etiquette :-D Sspot-on!
Posted on: Dec 19, 2007
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