Chinese Food

Lorelai orders a lot of Chinese food from Al’s Pancake World (too much, in Richard’s view). We don’t know everything she orders, but apart from egg rolls, we know she orders:

Egg foo young [pictured]: an omelette dish found in Chinese American cuisine. Its Chinese name fúróngdàn literally means “hibiscus egg” in Cantonese, and it derives from fu yung egg slices, a recipe from Guangdong (various vegetables cooked in beaten egg). In Western countries, it is usually a folded omelette with meat and vegetables embedded in the egg. In North American, it is often served with sauce or gravy.

Garlic chicken: a Chinese American chicken dish, where the chicken is stir-fried in a thick garlic, honey and soy sauce. Often topped with sesame seeds and green onions. Rory asks for this to be added to the menu.

Moo shu pork: a dish from northern China which has been a staple of Chinese American cuisine since the 1960s. It consists of marinated pork stir-fried with mushrooms, bamboo shoots, and scrambled egg, in a rice wine sauce. Usually served with rice or pancakes, and hoi sin sauce.

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