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Seven 'classic' Asian recipes that are really Asian American 

These Asian foods, which originated in the United States, are not only delicious but also a testament to the inventiveness 

cultural exchange, and adaptability of immigrants 

These are a few noteworthy dishes that highlight the distinct and colorful history of Asian communities in the United States.

Orange chicken: Chopped, battered, and fried chicken pieces in a sweet and acidic orange chile sauce are possibly Californian.  

The California roll is an inside-out makizushi roll with avocado, cucumber, and crabmeat. 

Chop suey: American Chinese cuisine is known for this stir-fry of pork, veggies, and eggs in sauce.  

General Tso's chicken: This spicy, crispy chicken dish is American-born, despite its Chinese moniker.

Crab Rangoon: Trader Vic's 1950s Polynesian-style restaurant invented this deep-fried, cream cheese-filled dish.  

Chinese variants of egg foo young—scrambled eggs, vegetables, and meat—have been around for a long time.  

Fortune cookie: American Chinese restaurants serve cookies with paper messages that vaguely forecast a diner's future. 

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