The History of the Fortune Cookie

Fortune cookies are as much a part of the standard American Chinese meal as egg rolls. Like many Chinese restaurant menu favorites, fortune cookies are an American invention. The fortune cookie’s history has never been confirmed, but there are a few rumors that speculate how it came to be. One story claims that David Jung,…

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History of the Hot Pot

Hot pot is a popular, trendy menu item in Chinese restaurants across the U.S. right now, but did you know this dish’s history goes back over 1,000 years? Chinese Hot Pot is a stew served in a metal pot simmering at the center of a table. All raw ingredients are placed beside the metal pot,…

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The Health Benefits of Authentic Chinese Cuisine

When you think of healthy food, Chinese cuisine may not be the first thing that pops into your head… but perhaps it should be! Chinese food is prepared with the intention of increasing health benefits, which is why it’s often cooked with polyunsaturated oils and features many dishes brimming with steamed vegetables. Authentic Chinese food…

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Szechuan House Menu Specialties

At Szechuan House in Houston, Texas, we are proud to bring you authentic Chinese flavors from the Sichuan province.  One taste and you will fall in love with our authentic Chinese cuisine! Our menu is expansive, ranging from sweet dishes to spicy and everywhere in between. Today’s blog will look at some of our most…

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The History of American Chinese Food

When Americans get the urge for takeout, it goes without saying that they’re talking about Chinese food. Popular dishes like Broccoli Beef, Pork Fried Rice, Crab Rangoons, and General Tso’s Chicken are staples in Chinese restaurants all over the country. But did you know most of these dishes would be a mystery to those who…

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