In the United States and in many other parts of the world, cultural adoptions can be seen within restaurants and foods. Many Chinese Restaurants in the U.S. are more suited to American tastes, and are not common cuisines found in China. This is a kind of Cultural diffusion and hybridization of borrowing Chinese cuisine and altering the food to the local population. The Chinese in the 19th Century created dishes such as General Tso’s Chicken, Almond Chicken, and the Chop Suey that many people from China may not be familiar with. I had a roommate from Mainland China, and it was his first time in the U.S. and trying American Chinese restaurant food. He had never heard, eaten or seen General Tso, Almond Chicken, or many other foods there. Although there are still plenty of Chinese restaurants that serve authentic Chinese cuisine, it is surprising that only the Chinese in the states are familiar with these dishes. I have worked at a couple of American Chinese restaurant for about 4 years in high school and most of the customers we served were not of Chinese descent. However, American Chinese restaurants are beginning to be seen in China and gaining attraction there, as they are able to incorporate their own meats and vegetables in the product to suit the Chinese people. The cooks and servers are still usually Chinese and often times are Cantonese Chinese, which make up a large portion of the Chinese population in the U.S.. In the 19th century, after the railroad work was completed and there was less demand for Chinese miners, many Chinese moved to making and working in restaurants. The movement of Chinese people to find work was easier in Chinese restaurants, because of lack of English or skills in other areas. My family is of Chinese origin, and my parents work at a Chinese restaurant, and my aunts and uncles own some and my friend’s families work and own their own. Food has always been a way to connect cultures and people across borders. The U.S. is no stranger to Cultural permeability, there are also China Towns located all across the U.S. and in other countries, such as in New York or Chicago and even in Toronto. I have visited these three, and there is a lot of authentic Chinese restaurants and stores that are created to have a place for people to immerse themselves in the Culture and also to bring in tourists. The way people interact, speak, and barter prices can be seen in China Towns if one wishes to observe. Culture is moved by people and through the integration and diffusion of it, such as in American Chinese food. In many movies we may subconsciously see the typical American Chinese food takeout or delivery, or settings in China Towns or rituals and learn to appreciate them as they are seen assimilating into the culture. Many other countries also have Cultural diffusion and hybridization of American restaurants as well, such as McDonalds or KFC. In China, there are McDonalds that serve larger burgers and have a unique style of food compared to the U.S. menu. Through globalization of various cultures and its food, the local taste adapts it to fit the population’s current trends and needs either through food, people, or media.