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Frank S.


Philadelphia, PA

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November 18, 2012

Have you been to Chinatown to eat before? What are your thoughts of Chinatown? If you've been, which restaurants have you been to and what are your favorite dishes?

I have lived almost all my life in Philadelphia. In my 20's and 30's I spent a lot of time eating in and around Chinatown, but, sadly, have lost touch with the area in recent years. I look forward to getting back in touch with the area once more. I do love Peking Duck though I know that's not very adventurous.

Is there a particular restaurant that you've been wanting to try in Chinatown but never have? Generally, what are your favorite foods?

Well, aside from really good Peking Duck and anything Dim Sum, I am interested in expanding out to include Viet-French and Burmese (I used to go to Rangoon--the restaurant, not the city--but don't know if it is still around) and even Indian. My least favorites are Japanese and Korean cuisines.

As we are looking for the adventurous and those willing to try anything once tell us what is the strangest thing you've ever ate.

While working temporarily in Tokyo, I was taken to a "real" Japanese restaurant, where my hosts ordered dishes for me whose names I cannot pronounce much less spell. Though a terrifying experience, I did try everything, even the dishes that appeared not completely dead. :-)

Would you consider yourself a lover of Asian food? If so, what country's cuisine do you love the most and why?

Actually, I answered this two questions above

What's the main reason you wish to join this group and what would you like to gain from this group that will make your time worth while?

I spend too much time at home. I am looking especially to be educated about not only the cusine but also about the connecctions to how food functions culturally in various communities in Asia.


Hi, I'm a professor at a local university. I am a voracious reader as well as a lover of Asian food. I am also quite interewsted in becoming more familiar with Chinese language and culture.

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