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To think this is the most ridiculous way of saying what you want?!

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KiwiBanana Sun 09-Feb-14 18:45:22

I asked DP what he wanted from the Chinese, his answer was sweet and sour chicken Szechuan style hmm

AIBU to not want to go in there and order that? I know they'll just stare blankly back at me, or does this make sense to anyone?

BikeRunSki Sun 09-Feb-14 18:46:05

What's wrong with that?

FoxesRevenge Sun 09-Feb-14 18:47:56

He could have said gangnam style.

EduCated Sun 09-Feb-14 18:49:22

Eh, am I missing something? Fairly standard request.

Hassled Sun 09-Feb-14 18:49:40

I think sweet and sour is a Cantonese thing. Szechuan is a whole different area. So they'll either stare at you blankly or just lob some more chillis in the Sweet & Sour.

KiwiBanana Sun 09-Feb-14 18:49:50

Szechuan and sweet and sour are totally different things confused am I just tired or does it not make sense at all?

JonSnowKnowsNothing Sun 09-Feb-14 18:49:52

Ask for Szechuan sweet and sour chicken?

HyvaPaiva Sun 09-Feb-14 18:50:05

That's the correct way to order it. It's delicious.

Beckett3 Sun 09-Feb-14 18:50:52

Also wondering what's wrong with that. I quite often get sweet and sour pork Cantonese style, it's written like that on the menu!

KiwiBanana Sun 09-Feb-14 18:51:01

To those that think it's normal, could you describe what it would be? Sweet and sour and Szechuan sauce mixed together??

Beckett3 Sun 09-Feb-14 18:52:02

Ah ok, might be understanding it a bit more now.

DawnOfTheDee Sun 09-Feb-14 18:53:09

It is normal. Szechuan style is deep fried chicken balls with sweet and sour sauce whereas normally the chicken isn't deep fried or in ball form.

DawnOfTheDee Sun 09-Feb-14 18:53:24

"ball form" <snigger>

KiwiBanana Sun 09-Feb-14 18:55:49

Wouldn't you just say chicken balls [snigger] with Szechuan sauce then?

The other way just makes my head hurt.

DustyBaubles Sun 09-Feb-14 18:56:12

Save yourself the angst by ordering online.

Since I discovered Hungry House etc., my ordering of Chinese food has been transformed. grin

No more describing stuff over the phone, I put my bizarre requests into the 'requests' box, and leave it to the chef to figure out what I mean.

I have no idea whether sweet & sour is incompatible with Szechuan though, but if I were you, I'd give it a go!

Daykin Sun 09-Feb-14 18:58:03

Doesn't make sense to me and I am Chinese

EduCated Sun 09-Feb-14 18:58:32

Recipe here

EduCated Sun 09-Feb-14 19:01:35

I fully accept it may not actually make sense, pretty sure the Chinese restaurants round here are about as far from authentic as you could get grin

Daykin Sun 09-Feb-14 19:05:39

My guess would be it's S+S Ch hong kong with extra chilies. I think that's what I would cook if someone asked for it.

KiwiBanana Sun 09-Feb-14 19:51:56

Well I went and ordered and got the blankest of blank faces. I have honestly never seen such a blank face in all my life!

Daykin Sun 09-Feb-14 20:04:46

Did they give you any food?

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