Growing up, I was not a fan of Chinese food. Mostly because I had never truly tasted real Chinese food. My Mom bought that stuff in the can … yeah, me, no likey. In all fairness to my Mom, the canned stuff was the only kind of Chinese food available in our small town at that time. But once I had real Chinese food, I fell instantly in love. Of course, my first bite of Chinese food was Sweet and Sour Chicken, which you can rightly argue about its authenticity, but it’s still way closer than anything I’d had previously.