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    Why are Indian food and curries named for regions and Chinese is more to do with the content?

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    Because the Chinese thought it would be silly to have to name a place "Mu-shu City" to correct the discrepancy.

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    Both 'Chinese'...

    But, BOTH, are noms/great/yummy - Filling.

    I mean both of their take away curries and varied vindaloos and such, to be precise; Love -> Chinese Chicken Curry; and Chicken Fried Rice, om nom nom nom nom noms, kind of sucks an animal has to die for lunch/dinner or breakfast, but.

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    mmmm stuffed curry buns.
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    Cause the Chinese food you're eating is probably not real Chinese food. :p

    But even if you happen to be eating traditional Chinese food, most of the names (in Chinese) contain content descriptions. Take Gong Bao Ji Ding, for example. "Ji ding" is chicken. Gong bao is just some imperial dude who liked the dish.

    Really it's no different than saying you're gonna eat a Ceasar salad with chicken.

    Actually, I don't understand this question at all.

    But I suppose it doesn't matter much...the thread's over 2 years old.

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    I suppose it is because Curry in India actually has a variety compared to the other types of Curries. Not to mention, it plays a big role in Indian cuisine instead of the other Asian countries.

    Since we are talking about Chinese Cusine, it is similar to the 8 traditional regions of Chinese Cuisine. Yes, most of the people in the states, more often than not, are only familiar with the Cantonese style Chinese Cuisine (or the American version to say the least.)

    Likewise, Curry has a more distinct role when it comes to the regional difference of India. I, for one, love the spicy kind, so give me a variety that is spicy.

    You can even compare the idea of Curry to the Italian Pasta. I am quite sure someone here knows of the many different regional varieties. While I know the different pastas, I don't know where they originate from when it comes to Italy (but I do love pasta[as long as it doesn't contain too much or any Parmesan - likewise... cheese you can write an essay on the regional difference of cheese in Europe.])

    Quote Originally Posted by funkadelik View Post
    Cause the Chinese food you're eating is probably not real Chinese food. :p
    Yes, Curry was pretty much brought over from the Indian/Middle East region. Not to mention it doesn't play a dominant role.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funkadelik View Post
    Actually, I don't understand this question at all.
    I guess it's worth pointing out that at the Horsham Chinese Restaurant near the Giant Food in Horsham, PA, 19044, at the Horsham Point Shopping Center in America; have never heard of Chinese Curry. I love Chinese food where ever I can find it though so, I wasn't too fussed, it's just, every Chinese takeaway here does it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikeitlikethat View Post
    I guess it's worth pointing out that at the Horsham Chinese Restaurant near the Giant Food in Horsham, PA, 19044, at the Horsham Point Shopping Center in America; have never heard of Chinese Curry. I love Chinese food where ever I can find it though so, I wasn't too fussed, it's just, every Chinese takeaway here does it.
    Ahhh...ok....it's a UK thing, then.

    That clears things up.

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    Chinese Curry


    Indian Curry

    Now, since I'm from Croydon, I am so lucky to have one of these in town.


    Wing Yip

    This has been here all my life, I think..; I have memorys of going around this place when I was kid..

    Wing Yip acts as a cash and carry for every Chinese take out/restuarant in town... This is the big one, that businesses buy.



    They have 2 departments, the cash and carry part, and the supermarket part.

    This is what I buy, same thing as the take out places are buying, but not so huge.



    You just chop up your meat, your veg (make sure all the meat is cooked) - add some of this stuff to the saucepan/pot with boiling water, wait 5-7 minutes and voilà, Chinese Style Curry.



    Basically, this stuff is imported from Hong Kong, but I guess it still could be made for the British market, it's a funny world we live in.

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