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Sep 16, 2012 07:44 PM

Do you eat fortune cookies? Does anyone?

Just wondering after a guest took all of the fortune cookies after a recent meal.

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  1. I would if I ever had the opportunity to eat them. I don't normally buy them at the market, and I don't frequent restaurants that give them out "dessert".

    When my parents still had their restaurant, I used to snack on fortune cookies all the time. Almond cookies as well.

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      Chinese almond cookies made with lard are really tasty.

      1. I break the cookie open and read the fortune, and then I eat half of it (the cookie, not the fortune).

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        1. re: small h

          Wow. And I thought I was the only one who did that.

          1. re: Perilagu Khan

            Do you have a reason? I don't, so if you do, I'd like to borrow yours.

            1. re: small h

              Confucious Say: is bad luck to eat entire thing, but if you eat none of it, none of the fortune will come true!

                1. re: Chowrin

                  Nothing so transcendant, I'm afraid. Rather, after eating half of the cookie it again dawns on me how nasty they are. I then abandon the other half. Again and again. ;)

                  1. re: Perilagu Khan

                    I dip my cookie in the deliciously artificially-red sweet & sour sauce. No sauce, no cookie eating for me. :)

                    Anyone else do this?

                    1. re: Midknight

                      Yup, Mr S and I do that. I like the tangy sauce with the sweet cookie.

                      When we order in food, we tend to get enough for few meals (another dinner, couple of lunches). Our order looks like it belongs to a big family, so we end up with A LOT of cookies. I should specify when I order to only send a couple of cookies, but I always forget.

                    2. re: Perilagu Khan

                      Ditto to what Perilagu Khan says! I always eat half and wonder why I just bothered wasting those calories.......

            2. I can't remember the last time I even picked up and cracked open one of those annoying faux-Chinois things let alone eat it.

              1. "Faux Chinois" or not, I love 'em. OF COURSE I eat 'em.

                Sometimes I even save the fortune. Right now hanging on a cabinet in my kitchen is the world's worst fortune:

                "Eat your vegetables and you'll grow up big and strong like Popeye"


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                1. re: KitchenBarbarian

                  it's chinese american food, and fabulous too. they're great hot too!

                  1. re: KitchenBarbarian

                    I save the fortunes, too- especially the really stupid ones, since they never seem to have real fortunes in them any more. I put them in weird places at work.