It's inevitable. We've finally chosen our main dishes after the requisite debate about getting old favorites (sesame chicken, peking duck) or trying something new. The only task left in completing our order is deciding on appetizers. I always want crab rangoon, he wants fried wontons; we both also want spare ribs, sort of. Oh, and maybe egg rolls.
"Let's just get the Pu Pu platter," he says. Done and done.
Does the scenario above remind you of similar scenes from your life? I'm not surprised. Although I recognize I'm particularly vulnerable to order paralysis in the face of large menus on which everything sounds good, I know the American-Chinese food appetizer conundrum is widespread.
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