Ever wondered if the food you get from your local Chinese takeaway is trulyauthentic? Your favorite Chinese dish might not even originate from China.
MailOnlinehas gathered a list of 10 Chinese dishes thought to be from China that haven't been heard of in China.
1. Crab Rangoons
Crab Rangoons consist of stuffed crab puffs filled with cream cheese then dipped in sweet and sour, plum or duck sauce. It is usually served as an appetizer in most US restaurants.
2. Chicken balls with sauce
Chicken balls usually contain chicken or pork inside and are then dipped in a variety of sauces. The dish may have been adapted for British 'fish and chips'.
3. General Tso's Chicken
The deep-friend chicken dish is believed to be associated with Tsung-tang Tso, a Chinese statesman and military leader in the late 1800s. Actually, it was invented by Changkuei Peng, a Taiwanese chef who created the dish in 1955 for US Naval Admiral Arthur W. Radford.
4. Fortune Cookies
Fortune Cookies are popular in western Chinese restaurants as after-meal desserts. Despite their popularity, restaurants in China and Hong Kong certainly don't serve fortune cookies as sweets after finishing their meal.
5. Chop Suey
Chop Suey consists of bamboo shoots, beansprouts, mushrooms and cabbage with a choice of chicken, prawns or beef. Chinese takeaways created Chop Suey to make the best profit of the leftover food of the day.
6. Egg Rolls
The egg roll is a bigger version of the spring roll. The roll has a thick wrapper that's made with wheat and egg and stuffed with meat and vegetables. Egg rolls in Asian countries are snacks that are purely made of egg and sugar.
7. Prawn Crackers
Deep fried prawn crackers are made from starch and prawn flavorings. Contrary to popular belief, the origin of prawn crackers is actually Indonesia.
8. Beef Broccoli
This dish is Stir-fried beef with broccoli in brown sauce. Chinese people cannot find gai-lan in western countries and therefore use broccoli instead and created this dish.
9. Sweet and Sour Pork
The pork dish is made from ketchup, sugar, pineapple juice and soy sauce. Sweet and Sour dishes did not originate from China but were more likely created from a Cantonese dish and then adapted for westerners' taste buds.
10. Sesame Prawn Toast
Prawn toast consists of deep fried triangle toasts coated with shrimp paste and sesame on top. It is often seen on the menu as a Dim Sum dish but sesame toast has never been seen served as Dim Sum in Cantonese cuisine.