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Old 01-02-2019, 06:01 AM
DesertDog is offline
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Originally Posted by Siam Sam View Post
I enjoyed the occasional plate of American fried rice myself. It may not resemble anything found in the US, but that didn't stop it being tasty. But many's the time I would order it, and I felt the waitress was giving me a knowing look, like sure, the American is ordering his national dish.
I'd love to follow her when she comes to the US, starts casting about looking for some genuine American fried rice, and gets these blank looks.

In a similar vein, when I was a teenager and the chain was more popular, I'd imagine an Austrian tourist stopping at Der Wienerschnitzel for a taste of home and being keenly disappointed.