Scouting the Orientalist Fantasy of a Perfect Chinese Restaurant


Scouting NY writes of the difficulty of finding a Chinese restaurant that satisfies directors’ ideas of a Chinese restaurant in New York, because that restaurant doesn’t exist. “Literally every time I get asked to find a Chinese restaurant, it’s the same description. ‘I want a place with really over-the-top Chinese decor,’ our director will say. ‘Remember that one in Seinfeld? That’d be great.'”


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