New York Chinese Food.

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    I got some food from a Chinese take out place here in Florida and the menu said "New York Style". The first order of food was good.

    Today I got two lunch specials. I usually ration it out into the next 3 meals. I got Sweet and Sour Chicken and Boneless Spare Ribs lunch combo.

    Normally the boneless spare ribs I get only have a red glaze on them.
    These had BBQ sauce. I ate some of them,but decided to throw the rest of it out as it made me head directly to the bathroom.

    Is that how they make them in NYC with BBQ sauce?
     
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    Most places I think? The best I've ever had were at Wing Lei!
     
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    In NJ they have a sort of sweetened red glaze on the BBQ Ribs even the boneless ones.

    See that is one of the things I hate about living in the south. There are many foods which either aren't available or are prepared so differently as to be unrecognizable when compared to it's northern cousins.

    Unless you are in a major city and are prepared to pay top dollar, forget about getting the quality of certain ethnic foods which you did up north.
     
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    Like so many things labelled "New York Style", it just never really measures up. It seems to be the same with bagels.
     
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    so true...theres nothing like NY style...they give you a ton for a good price.
     
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    I would imagine that "New York Style" BBQ found outside of NY
    is just as different as Chinese food when found outside of China.

    First of all, outside of China, unless you eat at a very high end
    Chinese restaurant catering to the Chinese, the food will not be
    very authenic. In the US, most so called Chinese food served in
    neighborhood resturants or short order shops, is about as far
    from authenic as you can get. I find the same to be true in
    Europe as well. Of course, there will always be excceptions.

    I've spent extended time in China on a couple of occasions, and
    my ex-wife was Chinese from Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
    I have had the honor of eating in private homes where attention
    to detail and catering to the senses is just as important for a
    quick meal as for a banquet.

    The cuisine found in China is superb. It treats all senses with its
    artistic presentation, delicate aromas, textures, spices, colors and
    tastes. And, I have found it to be true from the highest and most
    expensive restaurants down to the humble food shops and venders,
    and of course, the same is true in private homes. I never had a
    bad meal in China, even though I may not have known sometimes
    what I was eating.

    I was told by a Chinese friend here in NYC, that that red stuff on
    BBQ ribs is "for the American Tastes." I am from the South and I
    know what real good BBQ is, and this NY stuff is Gross!!! I tried it
    once, and I too threw it out!

    Now if you want some good BBQ ribs (outside the South), go to
    China and order some Mongolian....ummmmmm good.
    Finger lickin' good! :yumyum:
     
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    A friend of mine gave me great advice...If you want good Asian food and there are a bunch of white people in the restaurant chances are it's not good, go to a place that is packed with Asians. Same for Indian etc...etc..
     
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