Edibles & Potables: “Chop Suey” – or how Chinese food came to America Granted, it’s possible that I’ve consumed 5,000 different beers, but 8,000 restaurants, Chinese or otherwise? It’s simply mind boggling. There’s no pay wall, so enjoy the entirety of this fascinating story. What I learned eating at 8,000 Chinese restaurants, Zhaoyin Feng (BBC News) Many people in America love Chinese food, but David R Chan is perhaps in a league of his own. Mr. Chan, a 72-year-old former tax lawyer based in Los Angeles, claims to have dined at nearly 8,000 Chinese restaurants across the US and counting. Each is archived in a spreadsheet that he has maintained for four decades, along with thousands of restaurant business cards and menus. If you visit one Chinese restaurant per day, it would take more than 20 years to reach his current count – 7,812 restaur ......Read more