Brevity is the order of the day.
Hat tip to Racialicious, I came across this neat post about the myths behind Americanized Chinese food and its implications on culture. As a Filipina American, I can absolutely identify with how Asian cuisines get all "mixed" up and grouped together. Similar to the Asian countries and populations, our foods and cuisines often get lumped together under one umbrella with the lazy excuse, "It's all the same thing."
Trust me, it's not.