Monday, December 14, 2009
This does not make me un-American.
I’ve been eating a lot of soups with dumplings lately. Today it was some sort of beef concoction with hearty dumplings. While the meals have been adequate in providing mid-day sustenance, they’ve also affirmed something: The Chinese dumpling is superior to the American trailer park dumpling. On one hand, you have a fried pork pouch, accompanied by a salty, gingered juice for dipping. On the other hand, you have a mushy wad of biscuit dough floating in gravy. I’ll take the petite pouch of hog meat please and thank you.
I’m pretty sure this is the reason China has surpassed the USA as an economic super-power.