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Navigating Chinese food
XIAMEN, China — Forget everything you think you know about Chinese food when you travel to mainland China. Even if orange chicken is on the menu, it won't look or taste anything like the sweet, gooey, fried stuff you're used to picking up at your local takeout place. Chow mein? What's that? Spicy Sichuan dishes? OK, but be prepared to put out a five-alarm fire in your throat. Fortune cookies? Get serious.
By Karen Torme Olson, Special to Tribune Newspapers
July 2, 2013