Although Chinese food has been around in the U.S. since the middle of the 19th century, growth has recently been explosive.
For decades it was considered exotic and available only to those who ventured to a Chinatown in a major U.S. city. Walk down any neighborhood in New York today and you’re likely to come across not just one, but multiple Chinese restaurants — a sign of its rapid growth and acceptance by mainstream America.
CCTV America’s Shraysi Tandon filed this report from New York.
Authentic Chinese restaurants in US see rapid growthAlthough Chinese food has been around in the U.S. since the middle of the 19th century, growth has recently been explosive.
- It’s not just the Chinese who are bringing the cuisine to the U.S. Americans, Italians, and French chefs are also part of the growth.
- Best estimates show there are more than 40,000 Chinese restaurants in the U.S. That figure is expected to grow.
- Americans are not just looking for the well-known egg roll or sesame chicken, they’re looking for a more authentic Chinese food experience.