Did You Know…
>> Chopsticks were used during the Shang dynasty (1766 BC - 1122 BC).
>> There are more Chinese restaurants in the U.S. than McDonald's franchises in the world.
>> There are more than 40,000 Chinese eateries in the U.S.
>>Tea leaves cannot be harvested from a tea plant until the plant is five years old.
>> Rice was first grown in Yuchanyan, Hunan in 8000 B.C.
>>China produces more rice than any other country in the world.
>>The homeland of tea is China. Tea is the beverage most consumed by the world's population.
>>The Fortune Cookie was invented in the U.S.
>> Tofu was being used in Chinese kitchens during the period 25 - 200 A.D.
>>Counting calories? Six steamed pork dumplings have 500 calories. Pan fried dumplings have only 10 calories per dumpling.
>>The majority of Chinese restaurants are owned and operated by individuals.
>>Over one third of the world's population eats Chinese food daily.
>>The first Chinese restaurants in America fed the Cantonese laborers in California. The eating establishments were known as "chow chows", date back to the mid 19th century.
>> Children often find it easier to hold chopsticks near the bottom instead of in the middle.
>> 81% of guest prefer to eat with chopsticks vs. 19% with cutlery.
>>Noodle dishes and sushi are the most popular Chinese menu items.