The place to ask China-related questions!
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou Shenzhen Chengdu Xi'an Hangzhou Qingdao Dalian Suzhou Nanjing More Cities>>

Categories

Close
Welcome to eChinacities Answers! Please or register if you wish to join conversations or ask questions relating to life in China. For help, click here.

By continuing you agree to eChinacities's Privacy Policy .

Sign up with Google Sign up with Facebook
Sign up with Email Already have an account? .
Posts: 364

Governor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

Q: why do Chinese put ketchup on french fries one at a time?

they sit ant kfc or mcdonlas and carefully apply ketchup to each and every fry.

9 years 4 weeks ago in  Culture - China

 
Answers (8)
Comments (4)
Posts: 1318

Shifu

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

I could say that it provides control for a proper ratio of fry to ketchup for every bite (but consistency and quality aren't the first words that come to mind around here).

So I'm going to go with it prolongs their eating experience. Stopping at a noodle or rice place, they will slurp it down as fast as possible. But to go out to McD's is a pricey adventure and they want that increase of face being seen there. So to individually squeeze ketchup on each fry doubles the time that people can see them eating there.

That being said, I guess I don't eat at places like that enough, because I've never paid any attention to how the Chinese eat their french fries (or been too intoxicated when I was there to care).

Report Abuse
9 years 4 weeks ago
 
Posts: 99

Governor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

I'm not Chinese and I do that too. So it is not a Chinese thing, it's just a habit thing.

Report Abuse
9 years 4 weeks ago
 
Posts: 3339

Emperor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

More fun?

Report Abuse
9 years 4 weeks ago
 
Posts: 650

Governor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

Kill time?

Report Abuse
9 years 4 weeks ago
 
Posts: 2549

Emperor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

There is a big difference between that and just dipping. The fries must get cold before they are done. Maybe they suffer from OCD?
I will have to pay attention next time I go to one of those grease peddlers.

Report Abuse
9 years 4 weeks ago
 
Posts: 415

Governor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

If it's hot outside, they want to stop inside where it is airconditioned, if it's cold, vise versa, otherwise they are bored or probably worried about how fat they will get!! Shock

Report Abuse
9 years 4 weeks ago
 
Posts: 961

Shifu

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

Because in ancient Chinese culture Emperor Wang Zhi Ronald McDonald who invented the hamburger was inspired when he witnessed his great adversary Kubla Hamburglar fataly stabbed through the heart with a sliver of deep fried potato. The fry with the dripping of sauce symbolises the burglars blood that was spilled that day.

Report Abuse
9 years 4 weeks ago
 
0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

i also do the same,i am English so just a personal preference i think ,also stops you eating too fast

Source(s)
Report Abuse
9 years 4 weeks ago
 
Know the answer ?
Please or register to post answer.

Report Abuse

Security Code: * Enter the text diplayed in the box below
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <img> <br> <p> <u>
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Textual smileys will be replaced with graphical ones.

More information about formatting options

Forward Question

Answer of the DayMORE >>
A: Going to HK would be the best bet I reckon, especially if you were loo
A:Going to HK would be the best bet I reckon, especially if you were looking for a church wedding. Chinese weddings are pretty grim IMO - you go to a barren govt dept with souless officials and navigate red tape so some guy can give you a red stamp and a marriage book. You get expensive pictures taken of you both posing in places you'd never go to in everyday life that is somehow supposed to represent your wedding, then a while later it's off to a restaurant where a game show host kind of guy makes sure it's as tacky as possible while the guests eat as fast as they can so they can leave as soon as they finish eating and gave you money. Hell, I'd go to Thailand or the Philippines and get married in Paradise.   -- Stiggs