Shantung Style Grilled Fish
Fellow CH's, I'm curious to know what this dish is. I was at a Chinese restaurant and "tried" to order the dish but was refused. I was told I would not like it and was asked to order something else. I was a bit insulted - I guess that discussion is for another time. I'm more curious to know what exactly this dish is and why a non-chinese person would be immediately judged to dislike it.
Many Chinese and some Indo/Pakistani restaurants do this. It's fair to warn, but it's dumb to refuse. I've got a post on China House from the seventies that is quite funny. Which restaurant were you at?
It may be that the fish is served whole. Some non-Chinese people find that creepy. That's my best guess.