There's a SECRET MENU at EVERY American Chinese Restaurant - How To Get REAL Chinese Food

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There's a SECRET MENU at EVERY American Chinese Restaurant - How To Get REAL Chinese Food

Hey Laowinners! How can you get real, authentic Chinese food at any Chinese restaurant? It's simple. Secret menu. Chinese food. You guys ask me all the time if it is possible to get authentic Chinese food, real Chinese food at an American Chinese restaurant. I decided to test the theory that ANY Chinese restaurant should be able to make real Chinese food. Yes, there is a secret menu for Chinese people. Moon Star 3218 E Main St, Endicott, NY 13760, USA ◘ Quest For the Best Chinese Food in the USA - ◘ Support me on Patreon for early release, and much more! ◘ Donate and support this channel through Paypal ◘ OR Become a Sponsor on YouTube: ◘ Donate and support this channel through Bitcoin : 1L7LJrpNQZMvog4esPn2oEiK1uBN81DVAS ◘ Litecoin: LeByuvwSRQbE7cPZJfSEEAgiDewww7HrwP ◘ Ethereum: 0x456E5A9B875d4eF8DCb70eB1F7Fa376C520b206C ◘ My TV show: Conquering Northern China: ◘ Conquering Southern China ◘ Discount code for both shows: laowinning ◘ Join me every week for videos about China! Don't forget to subscribe! For Motorcycle adventures around the world, and a talk-show on two wheels go to ADVChina every Monday 1pm EST For a realistic perspective on China and world travel from an American father and a Chinese mother with two half-Chinese daughters go to Laowhy86 every Wednesday 1pm EST For a no-nonsense on the street look at Chinese culture and beyond from China’s original YouTuber, join SerpentZA on Friday at 1pm EST Be a laowinner! Like comment subscribe! ◘ Facebook: ◘ Instagram: ◘ Drone footage of Syracuse - ◘ Music used most of the time - New World Hip Hop ◘ Music for this video - The Muse Maker Theme song in intro: ΛDRIΛNWΛVE - it's good to see you again!!

Comments to the video: There's a SECRET MENU at EVERY American Chinese Restaurant - How To Get REAL Chinese Food

laowhy86 3 months ago
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heidi horvat 1 day ago
I had one time real Chinese food after returning to Mainland US, It was Beef with Bitter Melon. My favorite Chinese food dish. My Ex was Chinese and I was wearing his old family jade jewelry and a silk cheongsam. The host just automatically gave me a true second menu all in Chinese which I could not read by the way. I fake read the menu and I asked for several dishes that I pronounced very well. I did wonder why I was seated next to kitchen entrance though in an near empty restaurant. I later told my Ex and He laughed saying I was put there as a place of honor because the food will come out good and hot. Now I am living in the deep south and I can't get authentic dishes here as the ingredients are not available. If I ever hybridize bitter melon for a grow zone 8-9 , only then will I get my Beef with Bitter Melon again. Any gardeners out there with ideas for me?
William Smith 3 days ago
Chinese secret menu include dogs, cats and rats. Avoid all Chinese restraunt they use rats and cats. Go eat in a proper American eaterieand support real Americans.
Eyes of Midnight 11 days ago
Forget the food. Does your girlfriend have sisters?! 😉
General4 Star666 12 days ago
laowhy86 you should give a list of as many of those dishes and there names so that we may have them ourselves to order.
Paul Villamor 1 month ago
Hey Buddy, thank's for the video
Twila Perry 22 hours ago
Good going laowhy. You dan keep your American feuneships.
Twila Perry 22 hours ago
Especiallty when you have kids
Twila Perry 22 hours ago
Why wiy li d you marry an ygly Chinese person? Wow! Shes got a horrible personslity on top of that. M7st be the money! I norife a lot of anerican younf men gong for chinesee they get more money
Ronnie J 1 day ago
You are full of yourself.Americans like chinese food ,if we wanted authentic chinese cuisine we would go to a legit restaurant not one whose primary business is take out.You are obviously biased in more ways than 1.
J. C. 1 day ago
Let the Chinese person speak; the non-Chinese person should speak less.
Isha Lov 2 days ago
Can you guys test out a Chinese restaurant that’s run by Vietnamese families? Can they cook authentic Chinese food? I’m in US Mid-west - small towns, extremely tough to find authentic anything. :0)
Isha Lov 2 days ago
I like how you did the comparisons - good guide!
iMYX 2 days ago
Racist basturd im not even hungry
Frank Abagnale 2 days ago
I thought that feces was on the secret menu but I just remembered that shit is the only thing on the main menus at ‘Chinese’ restaurants. The cooks are poor and stupid.
thelostgirl101 2 days ago
How come they don't add this to a regular menu? I'd order this stuff.
Liquidation King LA 3 days ago
New Subscriber.. What is interesting is that the Immigrants that started the Chinese American food culture are the ones that dumb down the flavor and ingredients for the American Pallet. Also when you go to other places in the world; American Favorite foods are also missed used and abused by local foods and ingredient. Try to get a good Hamburger, Hot Dog, Meat Loaf, Chicken Fried State and etc in any nation other then the USA. As people get exposed to other's culture and foods then we can learn to appreciate each other. But don't think you can take a person to France and give them a plate of snails and think it will go over well.
William Smith 3 days ago
Chinese secret menu include dogs, cats and rats. Avoid all Chinese restraunt they use rats and cats. Go eat in a proper American eaterieand support real Americans.
Chaotic Chris 3 days ago
A little less seething bias would go a LONG way in your videos. People still enjoy American Chinese food, and it's not necessarily unhealthy, compared to other fast foods. ALSO, the cooks STILL prepared those dishes for you, so you essentially just SHAT ALL OVER half of their cooking while you were there.
J M 4 days ago
so i notice.or i'm thinking anyway is that most of the chinese dish names you're discussing here are in mandarin and not cantonese yes? and if so would that imply that cantonese restaurants would not be places to order some of this stuff, or are they just as available but with a different name in cantonese?
Keith Brings 4 days ago
I always thought the Lychee Pork dish in china is pretty similiar to general tzaos in the us.
Kurt N 4 days ago
Sometimes I like to imagine if you could both exchange noses.
Richard J Stuart 4 days ago
You are nuts if you think anything 'replaces' the egg roll. Scallion pancake sounds good, but the egg roll , done properly, is one of the top 5 dishes in the history of food. There is a reason every American Chinese restaurant serves them.
Sequoiah Dreams 4 days ago
Really though?. Chinese food is the only asian style restaurants I ever actively avoid; is that gross to me. Went to a chinese place that advertised itself and authentic chinese and it was delicious! Unfortunately haven't found a place like that since.
William Mandel 5 days ago
It's amusing to act like he is teaching his friend about chinese food.SHE IS CHINESE!! Lol, let her talk a little, dude.
Linda Gill 5 days ago
I wish the secret menu was offered to people..like ME.cause I'D appreciate it!!!!!!!
dzb 5 days ago
Thanks for this! I've been trying to figure out how to order the real dishes for a long time. This one was quite well rounded, but how I'd love to see an extended version!
Rob Pros 5 days ago
Your thumbnails are deceiving.
Freddy FuFu 5 days ago
It would have been awesome if you'd have spelled out those dishes in the description. Now we have to pause the video on the frame where the name of the dish is written and take notes, instead of just printing the description of the video.
Kristin Riojas 6 days ago
I've always wanted to venture out from my usuals, but never known what to get. Thank you for sharing these delicious looking replacements!
Michael Walters 6 days ago
Interesting
anonymous user 6 days ago
This is the Buzzfeed SJW type that promotes white privialedge hate and he is whiter than ever. But he excludes himself because of his Chinese spouse. Then he gets Chinese restaurants harassed with this stupid video. A glimpse into the life of a SJW.
Farrakhan Wolcott 6 days ago
The Chinese place by me has things like shark fin soup and jellyfish salad. These are things I've never seen any other Chinese restaurant.
Elton Horton 8 days ago
I'm at a Chinese restaurant and they dais they don't sell any of that
Mike Greene 8 days ago
ive watched nearly every kung fu flick from the 70's and 80's and i can say i never did see any of them eating any egg rolls. sheesh , never even seen them eat fried rice. its always been the sticky white rice that taste so much better than the normal white rice(?)
Aree Don Phrasavath 8 days ago
People need to stop hating on the general Tso chicken. There is a doc about it and in it, it is said that it was invented by a Chinese cook living in Taiwan. The name of the dish is to give homage to a Chinese General from his village.
htomerif 8 days ago
So if I want to experience real Chinese food in the US, my best bet is probably just to go to a Japanese restaurant.
Old Norse brewery 9 days ago
I ordered beef in saus with rice. The beef looked a little strange and square. So I rinsed a piece in my glass of water and it looked like a piece of gelatine. Like a piece of pig skin. So I ate just the rice and left all the rinsed pieces on the table an I have never eaten in a chinese restaurant since and I never will because I like real food
Elvin Meng 9 days ago
hot and sour soup is actually quite common in China. I'm from the north and I grew up on it.and I'm surprised that some restaurants here do it pretty authentically on their normal menu.
Michael 9 days ago
C milk, Back in the daythe first Chinese immigrants , laborers helped build the rail lines in San Francisco. Some of the wives would open up their kitchens to feed others in the area that where working and building in the city using whatever they have available. That was the creation of American Chinese food. There was a difference because the food was slightly different. they used their imaginations to feed everyone. Thanks for the excellent video. Be well
Blue- Blue 9 days ago
Hey, this is my first video of yours that I have watched. I just wanted to point something out that I'm guessing you didn't realize. The girl you brought, I'm guessing is supposed to be like a special guest native expert or something like that, right? Well, you basically hogged the entire conversation. You spoke over 90% of the time and really wouldn't let her finish her sentences. Also, notice how closely you are sitting with her? When you hog the camera like that, it kinda ruins the video. Give her more time to talk and share her experiences. Just a tip. Other than that, good job. I liked the video overall, but I do think you should redo this video and let her control the conversation.
Blue- Blue 9 days ago
You particularly hogged it during the first 3 minutes. I mean, I know it's your channel and you're the star, but I felt like your body language was too aggressive.
Nekko Cooper 9 days ago
What if I told you that you are a moron?
Jonathan King 10 days ago
蛋花汤 and 酸辣汤 is available all over China though
Peter Briganti 10 days ago
They all have their own private menu but not for round eye.
Sheri JK 11 days ago
Why the annoying whooshing sound? My daughter is Korean and she gets a discount at the Korean store.
Nicole A 11 days ago
Very nice video.i will definetely be trying these
rofyle 11 days ago
Another Chinese telling us that American Chinese is not authentically Chinese. No shit. You think? You think British Chinese is authentically Chinese too?
Spirit Warrior 11 days ago
This is true in NYCs Chinatown. When I saw other patrons with dishes not on the American menu and asked. Then I was given the secret menu. It had jellyfish and duck feet.
Born Awsumb 11 days ago
Great videos! And thanks for opening my mind to eating out for secret menus!
Gra Inc 12 days ago
Keep in mind that a lot of Chinese restaurants in the US get their food ingredients from a Chinese restaurant supplier and aren't set up to make authentic dishes from raw ingredients. Their clientele is just Americans. If you go at a busy time and there aren't any Chinese customers eating, you probably don't need to waste your time asking.
Keith Yohai 12 days ago
As he said egg rolls are ubiquitous. I was literally eating an egg roll from the mall. Man, I wish it had been a scallion pancake.
Eric Bollman 12 days ago
sounds to me like you're telling her what is authentic and not giving her a chance to tell you what is authentic.
Zack O 12 days ago
Having left China ten years ago I can promise you most Chinese restaurants outside of large cities do not have a secret menu. On occasion I have gotten the cook to modify a recipe for me. But I’ve had to speak Chinese to get them to do so.
Nick Knapick 12 days ago
I can smell the ginger on her breath from here. I CANT DO IT
Harry Hathaway 12 days ago
You can keep your Chinese cuisine and I'll stick with my shrimp and lobster sauce with extra extra garlic
Say Rah 12 days ago
I always forget that you're from the same area of upstate NY that I am, but I love moonstar!!! the service is great and I used to order from them all the time when I was working in Endicott, much love
MrKErocks 12 days ago
For ME, too many chili peppers in the authentic stuff.
Ronald 12 days ago
I don't know of any Chinese restaurant in my area that actually has anybody that's Chinese. Most of them are Korean, followed by Vietnamese, followed by Laotian followed by Caucasians. So I doubt they have a secret menu with authentic Chinese food. But a lot of them do have a Korean menu or a Vietnamese menu or a Laotian menu although it is not secret.
Po Lu 12 days ago
The only places where you get Sweet and Sour soup in china is a western establishment. Sizzlers Steakhouse has an excellent recipe
DCFunBud 12 days ago
What do I do when I am given the secret menu and it's all in Chinese?
Enzo Zzyxx 13 days ago
The reason it’s a secret menu is because the food is highly regional and comfort foods using odd ingredients and spices. Luckily since I live near a Chinese community, the menu is bilingual and available to all customers. Regular customers not accustomed to such foods should avoid. You will regret wasting your money. Warning: The highly spicy foods will likely have MSG. Ask for it without MSG.
rashid henderson 13 days ago
I keep watching these videos because of her pretty ass face 😍 I like the way she talk too could care less about the food I just want her she needs her own channel 💯
SpeakMyMind500 13 days ago
If i go to a Chinese restaurant asking about a secret menu, they probably wouldn't give me one.
jimicrack29 thibodeaux 13 days ago
funny where is the location first of all. then if smart person whould ask any ways what ever location live.
IhmePaskaa 13 days ago
The camera is so close to you guys it feels like I'm a third wheel sitting with your date. Plz watch the camera, makes me so uncomfortable when you talk to us but look at her.
stapuft 13 days ago
Hello please help me, I went to China as a child, (people to people I was a student ambassador), we stayed with a family in xi'an, and the mother fixed this light fluffy gigantic egg based pancake thing, and it was served as a kind of flat bread, I have been looking for years, but can never find a recipe, or what it's actually called, i miss it so much it was so delicious, what was this dish? Can anyone help me? The scallion pancake sounds simmilar, but it looked far crispier than the one I had in xi'an. And also the one I had in xi'an was more yellow in color, and was soft and fluffy, but thin.
stapuft 13 days ago
sickingly sweet Where have you been eating beef and broccoli? It's supposed to be savory not sweet.
K.A. GORDON 13 days ago
I worked at a chinese restaurant back in the 80s. For lunch the cooks would all eat duck heads. They would hold it by the beak and eat it.I have no idea if they ate the beak.it appeared fried and I figured the less I talked with these gross cooks the better. I also wouldnt call it a restaurant.we had like one crappy table and it was mainly a takeout.I made up my own recipes for normal people.
Melissa Nguyen 13 days ago
It's the same for vietnamese restaurants they have 2 different menus. One for American people and one for vietnamese people. Our friends went out to dinner to a vietnamese restaurant and they were giving the American menu and me and my husband were given the vietnamese menu. We had to explain to our friends the difference between the menus. They decided they wanted to try the food off the vietnamese menu. They ended up enjoying their dinner.
SETH GEIS 13 days ago
The only reason they don't openly use these as a feature is because they are afraid the Americans will instantly think it is shit because it's authentically prepared and made properly compared to what is on the American menu. It's sad they have this constant burden tbh, but It's true that we have some really shitty people here in America that make them feel scared to give out a traditional meal compared to the norm.
Rise Shine 14 days ago
I don't think I'd be watching this channel without your girl and my imagination. It's just wrong, but you sure as hell made the right choice with the gal.
N Vannote 14 days ago
I live in Indiana so this doesn't apply to me.
Marie Lawson 14 days ago
Why is this stuff not on the menue???? It looks/sounds so mush better than westernized Chinese food!!! I would much rather eat these dishes!
kxr 14 days ago
so long as they don't feed me dogs cats reptiles or bugs i am OK.
AussieGoa 15 days ago
Why does America have to have a name different from the rest of the world? Egg Rolls instead of spring roll/dim sim? Some recipes may use eggs for the wrapper but plenty don't, hence this does not constitute a name change. The true Chinese egg roll is when eggs are beaten and a thin layer is cooked. Cooked Veggies are then added on top of the eggs and rolled, then cut into bite size pieces.
Olivia Russell 15 days ago
Now how wpupd you know if they are actually chinese?
Legacy 15 days ago
lol. i worked at a chinese restaurant. there is absolutely no secret menu at mine. but i can see that being the case at other places. my ex boss was pretty stuck in his ways and would get offended when other chinese people would come in and ask for real chinese food. he'd straight up ask them what they're doing at a restaurant instead of just cooking at home!
lichub 15 days ago
Cat.
trancelove1234 15 days ago
Vivi's English has improved so much since earlier videos. I'm jealous.
Mrs. Thompson 15 days ago
No idea why this guys face bugs me
nick jerry 16 days ago
I just wanna punch 👊this dude
steve rodriguez 16 days ago
You smug SOB you think you’re better then me but you’re eating “real” Chinese food??
RagHelen 16 days ago
1) That Chinese jerky is the devil in the flesh :) 2) Those fishes floating in a soup seem to be popular. What is this very special spice they drown it in, which is completely unknown outside of China? They also spray it in the air conditions in hotels in Dongguan. 3) Can you make a very long video dedicated to Mantou dumplings?
sum body 16 days ago
Omg that soup looks delicious ! As doors the dry pot beef. Luckily I do have an authentic Chinese restaurant in my neighborhood.
Carol Walker 16 days ago
Thanks for this info your wife is just so beautiful
J T 16 days ago
“Usuary”
steve rodriguez 17 days ago
You can’t get anymore Authentic then lemon chicken!!!
Luke 17 days ago
In Chinatown in NYC I had some good food at a restaurant called Sun Sai Gai. Not sure if it was authentic or not but it was really good. It was a base of white rice with big hunks of pork (not those little strips you get at takeout place, but real chunks). It had some fried or scrambled eggs mixed in too. That part I'm not sure was authentic or not, but it was delicious. It was a really big plate of food and after eating just half I was completely full. All-in-all it cost me $5.00, really good deal.
Wobbly 16 days ago
Sounds like Hong Kong style fast food.
Gina Voss 17 days ago
I enjoy your videos. I knew they ate different things because a place I went to as a child would have something really different when they went on break. After I got to know her she would tell me healthier ways they fixed things. Thank you for sharing. Asian food is some of my favorite
AlphGen 17 days ago
Hot and sour soup was found in some places in singapore and hong kong
PhillipMargrave 17 days ago
Just don’t give your patronage to Lying Chinese.
Christy Obrien 19 days ago
Yummy
Christy Obrien 19 days ago
Thank you i did not know that
Carla J 19 days ago
I'm confused. In this video you say that one would not find dishes like General Tso's Chicken in China but in another video you said General's chicken tastes exactly like a dish in China (with a different name) and gave it a 10/10 for authenticity (and an 8/10 for taste).
BADGUY 1 19 days ago
The Cantonese (Hong Kong) have egg rolls.but the skin is much thinner and fried crispy. Chinese turn up their noses at American Chinese restaurant's, gwai lo , style of egg rolls (egg rolls that have a thick skin.generally filled with cabbage).
Luis Rosa 23 days ago
at one of our local Chinese food locations, they have a board with Chinese writing. They tell me that it is real Chinese food for those who want real Chinese food. I some times ask them to translate for me and order from their board.
Stormy Dragon 23 days ago
Are Singapore rice noodles (chow mei fun) a thing in China, and how do they compare to the American version?
Vinh K 23 days ago
The best review. Very friendly and honest with great advice. Enjoy listening
Version9ex 25 days ago
This is true of many non tourist Korean restaurants in cities with large Asian communities. Oh, by the way, do you know of a authentic Chinese cook book? Pretty much all the ones I find have a Chinese person on the cover with their foreword stories. I check the copyright and the Chinese person does have copyright, but all the recipe developers were not.
FalleNstaR 25 days ago
Moon Star! I literally used to live right up the road from there! If only I knew that they had a delicious looking alternative menu that I could order from!
Robot HandLove 28 days ago
Real asian food is chewy, slimey and fishy in a way that only apeals to them. Europeans have a totally different pallet. I dont aspire to eat real asian food.
jpicking 28 days ago
chao he fen looks like one of my fav thai dishes drunken noodles or pad kee mao. that use the same kind of flat noodles. probally called that for the same reason china eats chao he fen lol night out with friends.
emwhyte 29 days ago
lol, most Chinese food chefs in America are Mexican bro. Only the legit Asian places with authentic family owners who teach their recipes to staff have these sorts of dishes available. Looks great though!
billy johnson 30 days ago
Isn't that the problem with the chinese they cheat, copy are products, put out products that don't last always looking for ways to get over everyone else just to make a dollar.
Matthew Montaño 1 month ago
It's all a matter of opinion. Some people might like American Chinese food better than authentic china food.
Wobbly 19 days ago
More like waste of my time to try to educate ignorant Americans that they don't know shit.
Matthew Montaño 19 days ago
+Wobbly your wasting my time. BYEFELICIA
Wobbly 19 days ago
+Matthew Montaño Yep. The exact kind of high-fat, high-sugar junk that Americans love. adjusted to fit American taste and ingredients my ass. Not much different from all the other American fast food.
Matthew Montaño 19 days ago
+Wobbly mmmm, yummy sounds delicious.
Wobbly 19 days ago
+Matthew Montaño Most American Chinese food are a small step up from fast food. The most popular American Chinese dish are variants of fried chicken with very sugary sauce, i.e. orange chicken, General Tso's chicken, sweet and sour chicken, etc.