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Chinese Food and Liquor Decanters

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by brebeans, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. MauriAnne

    MauriAnne Mostly lurking

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    The thing I really don't get about eating out of the Chinese containers is that it takes away sharing and trying all the ordered items. There are only a very few people who I'd eat out of the same container, and half the fun of eating Chinese food is sampling many entrees.
     
  2. Mikeyis4dcats

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    YES!

    We're not just talking about Mad Men, where, yes, decanters make sense, but nearly every instance of liqour on television. Decanters are used to avoid distinctive bottles and labels.
     
  3. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    I guess the eating of Chinese food directly out of the containers has become a kind of show business convention.

    It's kind of like every time bomb has to have clock display.

    True confessions: I will eat leftover Chinese food out of the container after it has been sitting in the fridge. I don't think my wife cares. I'm pretty sure she does the same thing.
     
  4. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    I saw that coming.

    I still think it is primarily a matter of style first.

    They have figured out how to disguise brands of anything if they want to long ago. There is no need to use decanters unless they want to and it fits the situation.

    Perhaps we watch very different stuff on TV. I see way more liqueur being poured from bottles than decanters.
     
  5. MauriAnne

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    I think there's a huge difference between sharing a container (leftover or not) with your spouse vs sharing it with your co-workers (often in a police station).

    And of course, I NEED Chinese food today after this thread. :)
     
  6. mattack

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    Wow. A whole decade an error?
     
  7. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    Lol. Thank you!
     
  8. dianebrat

    dianebrat I refuse to accept your reality TCF Club

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    I've had decades like that :D
     
  9. JoBeth66

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    My mom does. She also often signs her FB updates.
     
  10. mwhip

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    I haven't seen a Chinese food container like they show on TV in ages. No place around me serves in them. They just use the standard styrofoam container. At home I don't eat out of the container I put it on a plate just like I do with drinks I always pour them into a glass.
     
  11. MauriAnne

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    Even though I got Chinese for lunch on Saturday and ate the leftovers (on a plate!) on Sunaday, every time this thread gets bumped, I want Chinese food.

    Pavlov must be hanging around here.
     
  12. mattack

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    Though I mostly go to the places where you get 2 items + rice or chow mein in the styrofoam container, at those & other places, you can still get the TV show kind of containers if you buy individual items.

    I am amazed it took so long, but in the past year or two, frozen Chinese food finally comes in containers shaped like that too. They're not really the same, except for the shape and at least one brand folds *vaguely* the same. It's a fairly nice gimmick.
     
  13. Mr. Soze

    Mr. Soze On my best behaviour

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    How do you mix in the rice when you eat from those cardboard containers?
    I like eating my takeout Chinese food from a bowl not a plate anyway.
     
  14. TAsunder

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    I've been catching up on the TV show Scandal. They eat a LOT of Chinese food in that show. In the early episodes, you only saw characters eating out of the containers directly. In some of the later episodes, you see a mix of people eating from the container and other people dishing out from the container onto a plate then eating from there.

    Still, no one seems to have rice.
     
  15. Agatha Mystery

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    The rice goes into my dog food bowls. I never eat it.
     
  16. mwhip

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    Wow Chinese food without rice that is amazing. I always get steamed and I usually eat more rice than food. Like the spicy garlic sauce just poured over the rice.
     
  17. scooterboy

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    No need to get upset. You can eat whatever you like. :)
     
  18. nyny523

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    I try not to eat the rice, or very little of it, because it is one of the "trigger foods" for my blood sugar. It is easy to avoid it when eating Chinese food because there is such a big variety of choices without rice.

    Sushi, on the other hand, can be problematic...(yes, I eat Sashimi, but I LOVE Sushi!!!)
     
  19. SoBelle0

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    I use my decanters - well, currently only two of them regularly, with the others in the cupboard. As astrohip noted, though, it works for me because I primarily drink just two liquors - bourbon and vodka. So, I can easily tell which is which, as can my guests... and then it's just always easy and ready.

    The rest of the liquor varieties are down below the bar, with most of the mixers, wine, glasses, and accoutrements...
     
  20. spartanstew

    spartanstew Thanks 4 the Update

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    I've never eaten out of a chinese food container, and have never used decanters.

    I answer just about every phone call I get, especially if I don't know the number. The ones I occasionally don't answer are when I know exactly who's calling.
     

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