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Old 05-17-2018, 06:08 PM
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Why don't Mexican restaurants serve Fideo?

I'm making Fideo con pollo (with chicken) tonight.

Just got to thinking, this is a really good dish that I know most Americans would love.

So why is it never on the menu at Mexican restaurants?


ETA: Excuse my poorly worded thread title.

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Old 05-17-2018, 06:28 PM
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Because Americans are used to getting pasta at an Italian place or making mac & cheese. A pasta and chicken dish at Jose's would just weird them out.

Now, it might show up on the menu at a more upscale place run with an authentic kitchen, but I've never encountered it in the wild.
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:31 PM
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because its a "home " dish .... when you go to a ethnic restaurant they think you don't want what they eat every Tuesday .. Only exception to this is Italian resturants ...where the only difference between home cooking and restaurant cooking is quality of ingredients

A chienese schoolmate used to say that Chinese resturants served "holiday" food .... and had nothing to do with what they ate everyday

He also mentioned most westerners would be grossed out with what they did eat .......
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Why don't Mexican restaurants serve Fideo?

Because some people would initially read it as "Fido" like I did.

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Old 05-17-2018, 08:26 PM
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duplicate of below.

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Old 05-17-2018, 08:28 PM
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I'm making Fideo con pollo (with chicken) tonight.

Just got to thinking, this is a really good dish that I know most Americans would love.

So why is it never on the menu at Mexican restaurants?
You can find it at some restaurants here in Chicago. One place not far from my house serves it along with free chips and salsa as a sort of amuse bouche, or whatever you'd want to call it. But "amuse bouche" is too fancy a term for the down-home, cheap ma and pop restaurant we're talking about.
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Actually, I'm thinking of the soup; I realize you may be talking about just the noodles with chicken, as a sort of pasta dish? That I'm not entirely sure I've seen.
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Ok, it does seem to exist at least here (as Plato De Fideo Con Pollo Y Frijoles De La Olla.). But what I usually have seen is sopa de fideo con pollo, or something similarly named.

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Old 05-17-2018, 09:19 PM
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Likely sopa seca (de fideo)
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because its a "home " dish .... when you go to a ethnic restaurant they think you don't want what they eat every Tuesday .. Only exception to this is Italian resturants ...where the only difference between home cooking and restaurant cooking is quality of ingredients

A chienese schoolmate used to say that Chinese resturants served "holiday" food .... and had nothing to do with what they ate everyday

He also mentioned most westerners would be grossed out with what they did eat .......
People need to stop comparing Chinese-American, Italian-American, and Mexican-American cuisine to Chinese, Italian, and Mexican cuisine. That will make it possible for them to judge these cuisines on their own merits as legitimate fusion creations rather than just dismissing them as poor imitations of something they're not.

People should also avoid overusing ellipses.
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Old 05-18-2018, 10:21 AM
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Restaurant cuisine in general is a terrible representation of any culture's *actual* cuisine.

What you get in an Indian restaurant is going to be very different from what you might eat at the table in someone's home.
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People need to stop comparing Chinese-American, Italian-American, and Mexican-American cuisine to Chinese, Italian, and Mexican cuisine. That will make it possible for them to judge these cuisines on their own merits as legitimate fusion creations rather than just dismissing them as poor imitations of something they're not.
But this makes it hard to find an authentic restaurant when you want an authentic restaurant. If there were truth in labelling laws or something, it would make it easier.

Yelp doesn’t help. One of the Mexican-American restaurants in town sucks for authentic Mexican food, but then there’s a review who says she’s from California, and by far this restaurant has the absolutely most authentic Mexican food she’s ever had in Michigan. Missy, you’re from California talking about authentic Mexican food? Don’t call it authentic Mexican when it’s only Mexican-American.
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