Sunday, January 15, 2017

Strange Chinese Food Names – Ants Climbing Tree

Chef Rose Wong of the Pearl Asian Kitchen Restaurant (formerly Pearl of the Orient) in Shaker Heights Ohio, explained Chinese food to the ClevelandPeople.Com Food Adventurers.  The Food Adventurers travel to authentic ethnic restaurants in the Cleveland area and, besides enjoying a special traditional menu, learn about the culture of the country.

Chef Rose Wong told of some of the colorful names of Chinese food that come from pronunciation, legend and superstitions.

For example, the dish called Ants climbing tree is basically ground beef or pork over fried vermicelli. Field Chicken is really frogs.  Spring rolls are lucky because they look like gold bars.  Glutinous rice is good for family unity.

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