Jade Villa


- Jade Villa Chinese Restaurant -

Authentic Chinese & Cantonese Cuisine - (757) 473-2228


American Palette

If you go to ANY Chinese restaurant in America, it's gonna be Americanized in one fashion or another to suit the American's palette. When Chinese restaurants was first introduced to America in the early 1900s, true authentic Chinese food wasn't popular in the U.S.

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The concepts and ingredients behind true authentic Chinese food were alien to Americans.

All Chinese restaurants had to refine their recipes with American ideology and vegetables that aren't native in China. The fortune cookie for example, was an idea created in America. If you go to China, you will not find it in their establishments and will not be served one after your meal. Even the popular General Tso's Chicken and Orange Chicken amongst Americans were originated from Chinese Restaurants in America, not China itself. Chinese restaurants that aren't Chinese-American in name have been Americanized in one form or another.

- American Palette Menu -