Here’s a funny video proving that Fortune Cookies are in fact, from America itself. It’s funny but maybe Fortune Cookies were invented by the Chinese Americans to lure more customers. Go to China, they don’t even know what a Fortune Cookie is.
But I can understand that, they have Chinese food in Korea that they don’t have in America, it’s called Korean-Chinese food. Fortune Cookies are definitely American-Chinese food, speaking of which, there’s all these non-authentic Chinese food chains popping up. (and yes, they taste horrible to an authentic Asian mouth.)
Clearly not. They are arguably more American (by way of Japan), judging by the way that people in China react to fortune cookies — with a mixture of confusion and amusement. As part of research for my book, The Fortune Cookie Chronicles, I went around China handing out fortune cookies to random people (my bellhop, people on the street, vendors) and recorded their reactions.
Often times, they would put the cookies in their mouth, and then be surprised when they found a piece of paper either in their mouth or in a cookie.