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Speaking of Chinese Food

I know it’s not crazy, because we are not the only ones…

Everyone is Talking About Chinese Food!


Michael Chang:

As long as there’s pasta and Chinese food in the world, I’m okay. 


Jeff Smith (The Frugal Gourmet):

I prefer the Chinese method of eating….You can do anything at the table except arm wrestle

Jet Li:

In the States, you can buy Chinese food.  In Beijing you can buy hamburger.  It’s very close.  Now I feel the world become a big family, like a really big family.  You have many neighbors.  Not like before, two countries are far away.

Shaun White:

I can’t stay away from Chinese food.  I really love that stuff.

Bill Bryson:

Am I alone in thinking it odd that a people ingenious enough to invent paper, gunpowder, kites and any number of other useful objects, and who have a noble history extending back 3,000 years haven’t yet worked out that a pair of knitting needles is no way to capture food?

Miss Piggy:

You do not sew with a fork, and I see no reason why you should eat with knitting needles.

Rick Budinich:

When I’m at a Chinese restaurant having a hard time with chopsticks, I always hope that there’s a Chinese kid at an American restaurant somewhere who’s struggling mightily with a fork.

Steve Kanaly:

We’d go out in Larry’s hippie van and drive out all around Dallas.  He loved Chinese food, he’d go in and say. Remember me Major Nelson, me and my friends here are making this show called Dallas, have you got a table for us?  It would work every time.

Louie Sachar:

I may have ruined my life, but I got to eat some pretty good Chinese food.

Loretta Swit:

I’m a movie buff.  My mom would take me to a double feature.  We’d come out, go have Chinese food, and then go back into another cinema and see another double feature.  I feel I’m a child of the movies.

John Legend:

I ate some pretty funky, authentic Chinese food in Hong Kong.  There was an egg from some bird that’s not a chicken.  I can’t remember what it was, but it was green and brown and not very tasty.

Calvin Trillin:

When it comes to Chinese food I have always operated under the policy that the less known about the preparation the better.  A wise diner who is invited to visit the kitchen replies by saying, as politely as possible, that he has a pressing engagement elsewhere.

Bryan Miller:

Never eat Chinese food in Oklahoma.

Kirstie Alley:

My food demons are Chinese food, sugar, and butter.

Shemar Moore:

I’m not a machine.  I get really motivated, then I fall off the wagon and want to eat Chinese food and sit on my couch and gain five or 10 pounds!

Nicole Mones:

Chinese food tries to engage the mind, not just the palate.  To provoke the intellect.

Eden Sher:

On Christmas, my family and I see a movie and go out for Chinese food.  We don’t celebrate Christmas in the traditional sense, in that we do not actually celebrate Christmas.

Shilpa Shetty:

I love Chinese food, like steamed dim sum, and I can have noodles morning, noon and night, hot or cold.  I like food that’s very simple on the digestive system – I tend to keep it light.

Jennifer Lee:

We might be shifting away from a Eurocentric view of the United States into something that’s much more multicultural, multinational, and Chinese food is just one slice of that.

Bindi Irwin:

My favorite thing in the world is going out to get Chinese food, then coming home and renting a movie.

Dick Cavett:

I eat at this German-Chinese restaurant and the food is delicious.  The only problem is that an hour later you’re hungry for power.

Andrew Cherng:

It is an honor to open in New York City and to have the opportunity to serve and share our family’s version of American Chinese food and hospitality.  New York City deeply influenced my passion for food and service, and it feels good to be back.

And my all time favorite quote –

Clement Attlee:

I just love Chinese food. My favorite dish is number 27.

What’s your favorite line about Chinese food?

Humbly submitted for your consumption,

Mee Magnum  (“Chop!  Chop!”)

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