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Oct 25, 2008 06:35 PM

Why can't I get bread in an Asian restaurant? at least in NY/NJ they usually bring a bowl of crispy fried noodles to dip in hot mustard or duck sauce when you sit down, but here in the great midwest that doesn't happen..if you ask for noodles, they bring you those La Joy fried cardboard noodles!!!!! and then they charge you $2.00...and in the Midwest, they DO NOT have choose 1 from column A, and 2 from Column B, for $ Draconian

Not that bread really goes with Asian food, or could it??? With my leftovers, i often make an Egg Foo Young Sandwich on a Kaiser Roll, or own creation!!! Try it put's a McMuffin to shame

Can someone out there, explain this anomaly...why no bread??? is it all the noodle dishes??
What about Italian restaurants- they are all about the pasta, and dipping bread in the delicious sauces....I wouldn't mind some bread to dip in General Tso's Garlic Sauce...

Please advise....and consent

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      1. (I'm inferring that by Asian, you mean Chinese)

        That's too bad that bread isn't a common menu item where you is not uncommon in many cities (perhaps ones with a large Chinese population) to have certain kinds of bread on the menu (flatbreads, fried breads, etc.).

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          1. Not sure what types of Asian restaurants you are referring to - but

            Bread in many Asian cuisines are specialty bakery items and in general are not commonly found in restaurants.
            More common, but still not in many generic Asian restaurants are filled, bread like pastries.
            Fillings can range from savory meat/vegetable fillings to semi sweet bean and or vegetable pastes.
            Western style breads are beginning to gain some popularity, but again are almost completely in the bakery realm.