5 Fun Facts About Chinese Food

How much do you really know about Chinese food?

Here are 5 facts that are sure to surprise you!

1. Chopsticks

Chopsticks are used because it was once seen as inappropriate to use forks and knives since these items were considered weapons by followers of Confucius.

2. Fortune cookies

The beloved fortune cookie is actually a traditional Japanese cookie that was adapted in america for Chinese restaurants.

3. Take out boxes

Chinese take out boxes were created by a Chicago native and were based off oyster pails, used to transport raw oysters.

4. The classic veggies

The Chinese food we know and love is full of veggies like carrots and broccoli. Only problem… neither are native to china and are rarely used in traditional Chinese food!

5. Health benefits

Some ingredients of Chinese foods are very healthy since they are low in calories, just try to avoid all the fried food.

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