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23 Food Things You'll Only Get If You're Chinese

What's your idea of a sumptuous meal? RICE.

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1. You know that this will come with your dinner every night:

Asking "what's for dinner" has nothing to do with rice. Rice is just there. It will always be there.
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Asking "what's for dinner" has nothing to do with rice. Rice is just there. It will always be there.

2. Which means you've developed an uncanny ability to be patient.

3. You know that spicy rice noodles are the right way to breakfast.

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4. As well as boozy soup with sesame rice balls.

Yes, we ferment our rice, too. Recipe here.
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Yes, we ferment our rice, too. Recipe here.

5. You know that these are the best pancakes in the world.

Learn how to make these here.
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Learn how to make these here.

6. And that the most mouthwatering treats come in the form of bean paste.

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You can learn how to make this sticky filling here.

7. Or egg tarts for that matter.

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8. You're fully capable of eating 50 of these in one sitting:

9. And given the amount you've already consumed, your breath probably smells like ginger.

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10. Dinner like this isn't a grand holiday feast, it's a common affair.

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11. You know the only true way to eat fish is with the bones still in it.

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12. And really the best type of tea comes in the shape of a disc.

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13. Everyone who thinks you're eating eyeballs is sadly very, very deprived.

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14. And occasionally your friends think that you're some kind of carnivore purist.

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15. You know that heaven is accessible by eggs and a microwave.

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16. And breads that aren't shiny and don't taste like cake are pathetic attempts.

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17. You know that flowers are absolutely delicious.

(The yellow strands are dried lily flowers.) But you already know that. Also, wood ear mushrooms beat even shiitake mushrooms.
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(The yellow strands are dried lily flowers.) But you already know that. Also, wood ear mushrooms beat even shiitake mushrooms.

18. And so are weeds.

Whatever shrubbery grew on your driveway ended up being part of the meal that night.
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Whatever shrubbery grew on your driveway ended up being part of the meal that night.

19. Your taste palate for anything tart is truly state of the art.

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20. No matter what anyone says, you fucking love porridge.

SCALLIONS. PORK. And quite possibly heaps of MSG. But hey, I'm not complaining.
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SCALLIONS. PORK. And quite possibly heaps of MSG. But hey, I'm not complaining.

21. Especially when it's made with white fungus.

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22. Everything you've eaten has at one point or another been served in one of these bowls:

23. Which you'd eat from again and again until you're left with tiny clumps of rice and a pair of chopsticks to shovel it all down.

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