Chinese cuisine Chinese, and most of them have a long history, some foods are born with this interesting story. However, many foods can only be accepted by ourselves, but it is difficult for foreigners to understand after going abroad. This is actually a normal phenomenon. After all, different places have different dietary habits due to the geographical environment, humanities, and customs, as if we cannot understand why some countries are not used to eating and spitting bones. It is enough to understand and tolerate each other.
With the development of information and network technology, many people can learn about the unique cuisines of different countries in the world even if they do not go abroad. We are like this, so are foreigners. Many foreigners such as Americans can now find an introduction to Chinese cuisine on their website, and then choose to taste according to their interests. They appreciate and accept some flavors, but others ca n’t understand them. For example, someone raised a question about a Chinese food directly in the US version, thinking that this food is so unpalatable / drinking. It stays.
This food in the American population is actually a medicated diet. I believe many people should have eaten this kind of food, whether it is active or passive. Medicinal diet is not limited to a certain kind of food, because there are “unique secret recipes” for making medicated diet all over China. The selection of ingredients and cooking methods can also be very different, but they have some things in common, that is, there must be a category Or a few types of medicinal materials, and the taste is definitely not good (many children must not be able to accept anyway), so this problem is raised by Americans.
Medicinal diet is strictly an important part of traditional Chinese medicine. It is a kind of medicine and food gradually formed by the Chinese nation after thousands of years of continuous exploration and accumulation. It is also a precious cultural heritage left over from the ancestors of the Chinese nation. Compared with traditional medicine soup, medicated diet pays more attention to the combination of traditional Chinese medicine and diet. Emphasize the combination of color, fragrance and taste, while focusing on nutritional value. Therefore, it is said that a good medicated diet, in addition to having a positive effect of protecting health, must also have an important function as a gourmet, which is delicious.
However, unfortunately, many people may now think the same as Americans, that is, they feel that many medicated diets have not achieved the effects envisioned when they were first invented. Although they have nutrition and health effects, the taste is not universal. accept. However, although the taste of many medicated meals is not good, the prices are not cheap. Some restaurants specializing in medicated meals can cost thousands of yuan for a medicated meal. This is even more incomprehensible to Americans. Why can such "pork" be cooked in food and the food taste so bad can be sold so expensive.
For me, when I was a kid, I was very resistant to such things as medicated food. I felt that the food I liked originally added the damn medicinal materials and completely changed the taste. But now I also learn to slowly accept it. For the stuff at the entrance, sometimes not only the taste of it, but also the nutritional value of our body (but the taste of Thai special medicated diet is excluded). In fact, although some medicated meals have strange tastes, they are not difficult to drink, and they feel pretty good if you eat more.
It can only be said that Americans' confusion is about our understanding of things and deeper differences in food culture.