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Old 12-31-2018, 10:32 PM
Siam Sam is offline
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Originally Posted by madmonk28 View Post
I lived in Indonesia and have spent a lot of time in Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines. They all have large Chinese communities and Chinese food there is melded with local cuisine.Singapore, in particular has amazing Chinese food that incorporates Indian and Middle Eastern flavors. The only people I hear worrying about “authentic” Chinese food are white Americans, and yeah a white celebrity chef telling Chinese restranteurs that they’re doing it wrong is pretty pretentious. News flash: the food in most restaraunts is pretty mediocre; it’s why Applebee’s is a thing.
The wife being Thai but ethnic Chinese, her family knew all the good Chinese spots in Bangkok. They weren't shy about declaring a place terrible. But they never said it wasn't "authentic," just bad.
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Last edited by Siam Sam; 12-31-2018 at 10:32 PM.