Now that I talked about one of my favorite things that has to do with American culture in a broad sort of way yesterday I thought why not go into more specifics on my favorite American foods!
If you couldn’t tell by the picture I had from my last post, a good burger is definitely my favorite food from America if I had to pick one.
My Favorite American Meal
When my family went to Chicago for a vacation a couple of years ago I was more excited about the food than anything else lol 🙂
I had heard that Chicago is home to some of the best food in the country so I couldn’t wait to see what it was all about. I immediately began doing research on some of the most popular restaurants in the city and where I could find the best burger.
After a lot of research I found that there was a placed called “Au Cheval” and they had over 1,000 reviews on Yelp which is just crazy! So I made my family go and let me be the one to tell you that all of the reviews are true. It was the single greatest piece of food that I have ever put in my mouth.
I just got the normal cheeseburger (which is a double at Au Cheval) but added bacon to it of course. The bacon was literally the thickest I have ever seen and didn’t even know they made it that thick.
Tell me this doesn’t look incredible 🙂
Oh my goodness my mouth is watering just talking about his 🙂
I need to go get a burger now! Stick around.
Now that you heard a struggle, we can move on to the good 🙂
What’s Not to Love?
For anyone reading this that lives in America, I don’t think I really need to go into too much detail about how amazing the food is here. This has to be my favorite part of living in America and even though my parents still cook Chinese food almost every day, I would have no problem giving it up forever if it meant I had nothing but American food to live off of.
Alright, this picture might be a little too much for me but you get what I am saying lol. The portions are huge everywhere you go and everything is absolutely delicious. Don’t worry, I am not living in a dream world where I think any of this is even close to healthy and I know that. But I don’t eat this kind of food all the time but whenever I am in the mood for it it is there for me to get and who doesn’t love a good unhealthy meal every once in a while? 🙂
Anything to Miss?
The one thing that I can say I kind of miss and I love whenever I go back to visit China is the seafood. I will give it to China and other Asian countries that their seafood is way better than what I have found here in America. Although it isn’t terrible, seafood over in Asia tastes much more fresh and not as “fishy” if that makes sense.
But like I said, I will take American burgers over Asian seafood any day 🙂
I might have to talk more about food tomorrow 🙂
Needless to say, moving from China right to the United States was quite the adjustment and it was a completely different world. I do remember struggling at first and especially at school I had a difficult time.
I think if I came to America just one year later than I did, I would have had a much more difficult time adjusting to everything and especially learning the language. I feel like I was sort of young enough to adapt a lot to the language kind of naturally and not have to just remember everything. When I had to take Spanish classes in high school and college I felt like it was a lot of me just trying to remember everything but when I moved here I was more immersed in the language and having to use it in real life situations.
I am still fluent in Chinese and my parents speak it when we are at home. They speak kind of broken English and my dad never really bothered to learn it completely. He can understand pretty much all of it but when he has to interact with other people he really does just look like the small stereotypical Chinese man just bowing his head and nodding just to get through the interaction.
Lol i love my dad. More AmericanAsian soon!
Hey everyone, Chen here and thanks for checking me out here at the American Asian! If you weren’t interested enough to check out my bibliography page, I am 25 years old and have been living in America for the past 18 years. My family moved from China for my dad’s job and in hopes to give his family a better life which it definitely has.
I lived right outside of Beijing until I was 7 and I don’t remember that much of living there but all I can say is that there is no way it was any better than my life has been here in America! Everyone has been so nice to me my whole life and even though I didn’t know one word of English when I moved here, I made a lot of great friends once I started getting the hang of it and despite all the bullies I see in movies and on TV picking on the foreign kids I never really encountered any of them from where I am from.
From the food to the people, I have found that everything about America has been better than life would have been for me in China and I couldn’t be happier with my dad’s decision to move here. I had friends in China and I was sad when we moved but I had no idea how much better my life would be.
I hope some people can relate to this page and for those who can’t I hope you find something to enjoy or at least a little bit interesting!