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Q: What type of food do you usually cook when you invite friends over for Dinner?

Western food or Chinese food? As We are thinking about Inviting more friends over for dinner,so that I can make friends with them ,unfortunately ,I just know how to cook Chinese food lol Oh yeah I know how to cook Pasta nothing else hehehe

 

10 years 48 weeks ago in  Food  - Guangzhou

 
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If you cook Chinese food you will win either way ,weather they are locals or Chinese .Make it easy on yourself and do what makes you feel comfitable!    You are a lovely person so Just be yourself and you can't loose .   have a great time

maggiegirly:

thanks for the advice,Phil

I am comfortable with cooking Chinese food,but for Western food,I am Still learning and a lot of practice is needed smiley or Husband cooks.

 

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I usually do Western, I can cook that kind of thing much better than Chinese.

maggiegirly:

Smart smiley

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Is this in Australia or China, maggie? Either way, go with what you know, everyone likes Chinese food (although, obviously, if it's westerners, make some safe options... not everyone picks up the love for kidneys and intestines that my BF did in China!).

 

Maybe cooking some dishes from your hometown or province is a nice way to personalise the dinner.

 

Ps: if it's chinese guests DON'T cook a nice herby pasta sauce, I found that one out the hard way. My BF was deeply offended when a group of chinese friends refused to eat his slow-cooked Italian masterpiece of a dinner... 

 

maggiegirly:

Thanks a lot for your advice,MissA

I am in Australia,that's why I wanna make friends hehehe,In China ,I have lots of friends and I don't usually invite friends over for dinner there,we simply just go out for dinner.but here ,it seems a bit different. I was told by husband  a good way to make friends is inviting them over for dinner.

I'd eat whatever host cooks for me and I appreciate it.

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I "cook" chocolate and alcohol.

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Oh, and to answer the question directly - I'm a reasonable cook of Thai food, so I cook Thai in winter. In summer, it's barbecues all the way.

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I know they didn't mean to be rude, he attempted to cook some 'Chinese' food and they demolished it with (polite) gushing praise. But the food with oregano... we were eating leftovers for a week enlightened In the same way, I just COULD not eat the kidneys my Chinese friends loved.

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in my home country i would cook local food, and give them an opportunity to sample it. But i would also make sure it would be something that my guests wouldn't be too afraid to try so i would keep it simple. Would like to hear how it goes with you.  enlightened  best of luck !

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I usually flatten boneless chicken breasts down and bread them, rol them up with ham and cheese in them, then tell my guests that it is road kill birds.

I add a ton of MSG and Tylenol also to my cooking

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It depends if your guests are Chinese-Australians or European-Australians. For the former, do what you know best without MSG. Otherwise, try to avoid dishes with MSG, too much salt or oil, nuts (nuts allergy is common amongst people of European descent), milk (lactose intolerance), or too much spice.

 

I am not sure which part of China you are from, but since I have partial ancestry from Guangdong, I usually prepare sweet and sour fish, bok choy and white rice as the main dish for my guests.

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Sweety , I love you. But you really need to open up your mind a little.  

 

Every does not have to be Chinese vs western 

 

i would cook a mixture. Having absolutely nothing to do with Chinese vs western. 

 

I would come some things I know they like. I would cook some things I want them to try. 

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if the friends u are gonna invite are Chinese,my suggestion  is pasta,coz we want to try  some real western food when we visit a foreigner friend,lol.....but if those people are foreigner,Chinese food is better,u will impress them ,absolutely .

maggiegirly:

They are all westerners.

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No no no I will be happy for non-sweet sandwich or anything without soysauce and ginger and MSG.

 

 So for sure  I will not invite for chinese food at home, it can be done anywhere outside the house. The same I will expect from my expat friends. Do not cook chinese food for me, I am here 7 years and full of it ! :-)

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Since my Chinese cooking apparantly doesn't taste "authentic", I tend to make Western food. My lasagne is always a big hit, and I usually accompany it with roasted potatoes and a big tossed salad. Guests also tend to love the oven roast salmon and veg I make. On lazy days I make a big bowl of couscous or pasta bake.

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There are eight major cuisines of China, if my friends came to my house, I would cook what they like based on where is he or she comes from and also do what i do best.

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