7 Things You Didn't Know About American Chinese Food (Slideshow)

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It’s a Mashup of Chinese, Japanese, and Italian Food (Among Others)

Chinese American dishes actually have multiple influences from many world cultures. Crab Rangoon, for example, is actually a French Polynesian-inspired dish from San Francisco. The Chinese Fortune Cookie is really more of a traditional Japanese cracker adapted for American Chinese restaurants, and many of the noodles used today are really Italian-inspired cuisine.