Why do non-Chinese people like Chinese food?
Wei Shen Image Consultant/manager Image Matters; Teacher Musician
Written Aug 2 2015
Aside from the numerous regions of China that each have their own flavourings from herbs the millions of different dishes are all cooked by stir-fry steaming and boiling that makes the food keep it's flavour.
We are very blessed here in Toronto that we have many fabulous chefs who have immigrated from China and many people all over the world have said that we have the best Chinese food in our 4 Chinatowns.
Also what other restaurant can you feed 10 people a 10 course meal at $120-150 including tip and tax? No Wine of course. Most chinese restaurants are not licensed. So if you must have alcohol with your meal then have a cocktail hour before the dinner or after. Typical and average dinner for 4 can cost $40-55 including tax with servings large enough to still take food home for another meal. Remember this is family style or communal dining. Dishes are large and you order for everyone at the table not just for yourself.
Go enjoy! You won't regret it.
Wayne Hsiao Know a little about China
upxed Jan 27
The Chinese follow the spiritual teaching of balance signified by yin ("cool") and yang ("hot"). This philosophy encourages the Chinese to find a balance in their lives including in the foods they eat. While preparing meals the Chinese may strive to balance the color texture or types of food they choose to eat. Personally Chinese food is NO.1 :-P
Here is a video about How to Make Hot & Spicy General Tso's Chicken - Chinese Cooking.
I found a Channel for some authentic Chinese dishes HAPPY WOK
Joe DiVincenti Logistics & Supply Chain
Written Nov 3 2015
The question might just as well be written "Why do people like food?" You don't need "non-Chinese" and "Chinese". Why do non-Italians eat so much Italian food? It's good. Why do pasty white people like soul food and Mexican food? It's good.
And folks please stop repeating silly adages as though they're gospel truth. Of course the Chinese don't identify their hundreds of different styles of food as "Chinese Food" but neither do the Canadians or Americans or Italians or Spanish. But it's silly to say that the Chinese refer to it simply as "food" just as the French don't say "Let's go out for French food" nor Americans say "I feel like American food tonight"....
WITHIN THEIR OWN COUNTRIES they (the Chinese French and Americans) will specify what type of food they feel like eating and/or discuss among themselves. People saying that the Chinese just call it food lead me to believe you've never had to plan lunch or dinner with a bunch of your Chinese friends. In Chinese cities the dinner discussion will be along the lines of...
How about hot pot?
Naaah I feel like barbecue.
Oooh Mongolian barbecue there's a place nearby.
Awe I was thinking of trying the new "Choo Chow" place.
How about dumplings.
Shanghainese is always good.
There's a Taiwanese Beef Noodle shop in the market.
No one wants seafood?
The dim sum joint has a discount after 2:30?
The American version of that would just substitute the various styles (and ethnic types) for all those Chinese varieties. No one really says "Mmmm! Food good. Must eat some soon."
Desmond Ng I am one.
Written Oct 7
Originally Answered: Why do so many people like Chinese food?
Because of how varied it is. Due to the rich culture and sheer size of China there is an entire continent’s worth of cuisine in China. There is markedly different cuisines in North West South and East China so different sometimes you can’t tell they’re both Chinese.
So inevitably you will find some sort of Chinese food that you like. Don’t like strong tastes? No problem we have plenty of light tasting dishes. Like soups? Sure which one of our literally thousands of soups do you want? Feel like eating a dish consisting of fish intestines mammal hearts and legs of two types of insects? We’ve got a few of those in Southern China.
Qg Kop a Senior data recovery engineer Tech blogger China expert.
On one hand the non-Chinese people are bored with their routine food they want something new and fresh; on the other hand Chinese food have so many marvelous dishes concluded all kinds of tastes.
You can see tip of the ice berg of the Chinese food culture in this document-《A biet of China》
A Bite Of China (English Version) EP 1 舌尖上的中国 HD 英文版中字 第1集
Sully Wang SQE Automobile Manufacturing
Written Oct 7
Originally Answered: Why do so many people like Chinese food?
Chinese food are famous for it’s diversity and “unusual”.
If you love to have dinner in a western restaurant you will go into it again and again because the taste is always the same. The restaurant will write all the tips exactly about the meal. In China all the Tips are remembered by the cooker and he rearly tell anyone else except his sons/daughters/apprentices and the cooker don’t belong to the restaurant they will move one restaurant to the other. So even just on simple dish are different that are depend on the cookers. Many people love to taste different kind of food so Chinese food is the best one you will never get tired of the taste.
Some Unusual greens and meats are made into food. In Guangdong I even taste the soup of flowers of pumpkin the fried leaves of pepper chili. This kind of things will never be made of food in any land beside China. What is important it tastes good and I want to try again.
有一些特别的蔬菜和肉类就被制成一道菜。 在广东我甚至尝过由南瓜花和红辣椒干煮的汤。 这种汤永远不会在中国以外的任何地方出现。 重要的是它喝起来的味道很好，我很想再品尝一次。
Written Aug 10 2015
A lot of the flavours in Chinese cooking are more intense versions of those found in European and American cooking. We'd normally only find such flavours in condiments and small snacks so the richness seems like a treat.
European cuisine often mixes hearty sharp and aromatic. Examples are carrots onion and celery or onion tomato and basil.
If you push hearty and sharp you get sweet and sour. You probably recognise 'sweet and sour' as a Chinese dish in its own right. It's often also the base for sauces with other names.
Sweet and sour is achieved with sugar and vinegar or vitimin c. The sauces are often pinapple based (which can account for all or some of the sweet and a lot of the sour) dyed red to look like tomato.
The aroma is also pushed more than we often would in the EU or US. Garlic and Ginger are often used together.
Add all this to the fact that you're probably at a restaurant or takeaway which has added more MSG and salt than you'd normally give yourself and you get more of a flavour event than a meal.
If you have a Western palette you would probably find rich Chinese food too much if you had it for every meal. You'd also start to miss dairy.
Kevin Lei College student majoring in economics.
Written Aug 6 2015
If you are Chinese and you once stayed in the United Sates for several weeks then you must know the answer why foreigners do like Chinese food.
I attended Duke Summer Session this summer and spent 4 weeks in Durham NC. At the beginning I was attracted by a variety of exotic things. And the people there are very nice. The campus is really beautiful and vigorous. It seems that everything was great until I found out that the food there was so different from Chinese food. The biggest difference lies in the variety of food available to eat. It seems true that Americans always eat burgers sandwiches hotdogs and nothing else. However there are thousands of cuishines in China. Even though your taste is very unique there must be some cuishines sastify your tongue and stomach.
So during that period I felt homefoodsick a lot. ^^
Weishuoo, l am a Chinese .
It is not only non-Chinese like Chinese food,but also we love our food. There is Chinese saying"民以食为天"（Food is the paramount necessity of the people.）It is important to enough to eat.And to eat well is our pursuit,too.
The fowling foods are my favorite:
2. Stewed pork with brown sauce（红烧肉）
It is also my home cooking.
4. Hand cake
5.Pepper chicken gizzards
6. Winter Mellon and Spareribs soup（冬瓜排骨汤）
7.Chili fried Lotus root
I also love some home dishes which my mother cooks…