People in the US generally like Chinese food( whether it really is Chinese will be another topic). So here’s something interesting. People like Chinese food, but few actually try to learn to make it. It’s beyond me, because in Asia, whenever something gets popular(food wise), there will be a flock of people selling the same stuffs until the craze dies down. I don’t know about Europe, but Americans seems to enjoy going to take out places and pay the Chinese for food that takes about 10 min to prepare.
If it takes 10 min to prepare, how hard can it be?
Ok, not exactly 10 min because there are pre-preparations involved, but I cook and I know it’s not hard at all. In fact, any Chinese grocery store has everything you need, from recepie to the chopsticks.
Then here’s another problem. Usually if I raise such a question especially on an internet forum, people get offended because someone’s “exposing” their “weakness”.
I guess the real question isn’t really about the tasty chinese food or people being offended, but a question of how people in a culture take on the challenge of maintaining its competitiveness against something foreign(whether the threat is local or abroad).
I can’t speak for any other culture, but typically, Chinese try to grasp any opportunity to aquire new skill or basically, make more money. In the same shopping complex, the sandwich shop closes at 8pm, the pizza place at 10pm, and the Chinese take out at 11pm. It sounds like a locus attack, just that this isn’t seasonal.
One last question, what if this topic is raised by a westerner instead?
It’s also ironic that in TV commercials in Asia, they always get some unknown causian specialist to present the products cus it will sound more convincing.