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Q: Chinese feelings and food, why so sensitive?

Why do Chinese get so incredibly offended when you point out to them that some other countries might be better at specific culinary aspects (i.e. India is better at curry, Japan is better at seafood, France is better at bread, etc...) than China? I mean China is really good at some stuff like vegetable dishes and noodles, just not at everything alright.

 

People here are so sensitive it's amazing. No one in other countries get offended over cuisine, not even our froggy neighbors and god only knows how proud they are of their food.

 

NB: Point out to them after they've made some wild claim like China makes the best bread in the world or something even though they have never tried bread in any other country, or been overseas), not starting conflicts here.

11 weeks 1 day ago in  Food  - China

 
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It is the face thing again. The cult of self aggrandizement using bluffs and lies is a predominant part of prc collective consciousness. They even have a name for it,   假 大 空,these three characters are, Fake/lie,  Big,  Empty.  FBE, now TIC.  LoL

 

Naturally, their 'feelings are hurt' when you expose their scams and complete lack of rationality.  Darkness abhors light, they cannot co-exist.

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Because China is the 'world' for Chinese .... most of them never travel out of their city, so same food prepared elsewhere cannot be better .....

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It is the face thing again. The cult of self aggrandizement using bluffs and lies is a predominant part of prc collective consciousness. They even have a name for it,   假 大 空,these three characters are, Fake/lie,  Big,  Empty.  FBE, now TIC.  LoL

 

Naturally, their 'feelings are hurt' when you expose their scams and complete lack of rationality.  Darkness abhors light, they cannot co-exist.

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f**k you and food thoughts   ....  I have been craving a good burrito for years, and a taco or 10      and I am not even Mexican

 

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Answer has already been stated, Chinese are arrogant nationalist nutters

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I royally piss them off, I state that food is not important in the west, it's just something we digest like gas in car to get through the day, and I really don't care unless my body gets ill and can't work what I actually eat, this usually shuts them up but a few start ranting about how important food is and I then I really piss them off. Should I tell you about eating monkey brains in Thailand, lizard tail while the head was still moving or yellow rice and goat meat in Somalia, I did not care about the food, I was hungry and the body needed energy, end of story. Do you ever notice the passion for food is always in lazy countries were people expect to work just enough to live but have no ambition to be rich, food is the last thing I think about from day to day, don't even no how to relate to this cultural norm.

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I've never had a meal in China that I found to be impressive.  Closest would have been by the Uighyurs (or however u spell it) anyway.

 

But then I come from where good food comes from,,  haha, down by Mexico.  enlightened

I have tried to tell a few of them about Spanish Rice, but I usually just get a blank look.  But then I live in parts of China where the Chinese English teachers understand about 25-35% of what I'm saying.

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I find it amusing when I do engage someone about food and they ask what we eat in the UK. I respond with the fact that we eat all kinds of food; British, Italian, Chinese, Indian, American, Spanish, etc. That usually confuses them as they think that you can only eat another cultures food in a specific restaurant that has brought it to your country, changed the recipe to suit local tastes and charged the earth for it.

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