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24 Things Every Chinese Takeout Addict Knows To Be True

Can the family who owns this restaurant please adopt me already?

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1. When your friends are hungry, you're always the first one to suggest Dim Sum.

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AKA the dining experience of kings

2. You get a real bicep workout carrying this jam-packed lunch back to your car.

It's not uncommon to see a couple strands of noodles peeking out and a bit of sweet & sour sauce leaking out.
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It's not uncommon to see a couple strands of noodles peeking out and a bit of sweet & sour sauce leaking out.

3. For the amount of food they give you, it’s surprisingly cheap.

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4. You have literally tried over 100 items from their extensive menus

5. You own a collection of these plastic bags

6. You know MSG is not the best thing for your body, but you stopped caring a long time ago

7. Your chopstick mastery level is over 9000.

8. You always ensure that your Chinese takeout is buckled up

You still get a little teary eyed whenever you think about that one time the entire container of shrimp fried rice spilled all over your upholstery.
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You still get a little teary eyed whenever you think about that one time the entire container of shrimp fried rice spilled all over your upholstery.

9. If you’re lucky, you might be able to snag a complimentary calendar on your way out.

10. You’re overjoyed when you open the fridge to find leftover takeout from the night before.

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11. You live for Sriracha.

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12. You’re still hungry after an hour of gorging on wonton noodles.

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13. You've waved back at this welcoming kitty at least once.

14. You can devour dumplings for days.

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15. THE best hangover food, delivered right to your front door.

16. General Tso must have fought valiantly against his foes to retrieve the secret recipe that created this.

17. Your mouth says “YES!”, but your entire digestive system screams “NO”.

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18. The perfect condiment for every single Chinese dish: Netflix

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19. You've memorized the numbers that correspond to each of your favorite dishes like they’re your PIN code.

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“I’ll have the #5, #27, #8, #91, #64 and the #32 to go. Yes, just one plastic fork and spoon. Don't judge me.”

20. The amount of egg rolls you ordered earlier seem like a good idea at the time.

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21. Chinese restaurants become your savior during the holidays when every other restaurant is closed.

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22. You’ve dialed your fave restaurant so many times that you’ve made them your emergency contact.

And you desperately hope that one day they text you, “You hungry?”
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And you desperately hope that one day they text you, “You hungry?”

23. Cantonese becomes your second language, but only in Chinese food-related scenarios.

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24. Once you've finished your meal, you end up cracking open a fortune cookie that totally gets you.

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