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Friday, January 21, 2005

Anyone know why Chinese food smells so good?

I live just up the road from a Chinese takeaway, and many a night I return home to the appetising wafts of sweet-and-sour pork/chicken, chow mein and all sorts of delightful aromas...
Of course, whether I'm hungry or not, this starts me salivating prior to entering my house and instantly makes me thing "Mmm. I should have some Chinese food". There is no other type of food that has quite the same effect. Why does Chinese food make me [ and "us" assumed ] want to go and eat it, hungry or not? Is it pumped full of strange addictive drugs? Is it a secret Asian martial art [a part of ninjitsu? ] designed to cause people to want to eat poisoned food?
All I know, is it's hard to resist.

Fortunately, I make a pretty good stir fry [and my fake chicken + vegetable rice is quite tasty]...


  • Luv sweet and sour chicken and stir fry! The best!!!!

    What is fake chicken?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 10:39 PM, January 21, 2005  

  • Since so many things "taste like chicken", it could be almost anything. Or maybe that's just an American thing? Here, anything exotic or bizarre that someone is trying to convince you to eat will inevitably be compared to chicken.

    By Blogger Thia, At 8:13 AM, January 23, 2005  

  • Well... my fake chicken actually is chicken... possibly :-) [ usually I use pre-battered/breadcrumbed chicken dippers / nuggets, grill them, and break them into little pieces and mix into the rice ]

    "tastes like chicken" : the Matrix arguement : No-one knows quite what half the things in the world are meant to taste like, so everything tastes like chicken.

    "tastes like chicken" : the Parent arguement : Kids like chicken, if they're told something tastes like it, they may well eat it.. possibly.

    "tastes like chicken" : the school dinner arguement [1970's to mid 80's] : Everything is bland and flavourless. The only reason you know it's chicken is because we tell you it is...

    By Blogger M., At 11:21 AM, January 24, 2005  

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