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Chinese Fortune Cookies


Have you ever heard of Fortune cookies? If not, then these are cookies that usually come from a Chinese restaurant. You might get them at school when they serve orange chicken, rice and sometimes hot broccoli. You might be thinking that it sounds gross, but most students like it. For people that know about fortune cookies, then you know that it is from a Chinese culture. However, they used to be rare in Japan, and most common in America. The man that invented this lovely creation was David Jung, who worked at a Noodle Company in Los Angeles. In California, U.S.A, the fortune cookie originated. If you have never eaten one of these cookies then you should know what they are like. When you open the package to eat one, you then break it open and get a fortune inside. This is why they are called fortune cookies. The paper usually says something funny. It is funny because it is usually not a fortune, just a random saying. On the back of the paper it says your lucky number and how to spell a word in Chinese. Fortune cookies are not made with lots of ingredients. 

The ingredients used to make this delicious dessert is: 

  • 1 egg white 
  • ⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ¼ cup unbleached all-purpose flour 
  • ¼ cup white sugar

According to the article “The Fortune Cookie Origin Story Is Complicated” states that, “Today, most of the fortune cookies in the United States are made by Wonton Food, Inc., which has factories in Brooklyn, New York; La Vergne, Tennessee; and Houston, Texas.” Now fortune cookies are popular all around the world. In Japan these cookies are called Tsujiura Senbei. People sell fortune cookies in Japan too. They originated in the United States of America and are now common everywhere. 

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