17 March 2015

Illustrated History Of ‘Americanized’ Chinese Food Reveals Its Origins

We recently featured an amusing video that showed Chinese people rating Panda Express’ authenticity after trying their food for the first time.

After it was revealed that some of these dishes were not found in China, have you wondered how these “new” dishes were created?

First We Feast has created an illustrated feature that documents the fascinating history behind “Americanized Chinese” food found in restaurants like Panda Express and P.F. Chang’s.

For instance, you may be surprised to find that ‘Fortune Cookies’ and the iconic takeout containers were actually invented by Americans to attract diners—the dishes have also been adapted to suit their palates.

Head here to read the full post.

[via First We Feast, images by Albert Hsu]