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Fortune Cookies in China

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Fortune cookies are a strange, unfamiliar food in China. They were developed in Japan and popularized in the US. Nana Shi began selling them online in China and found that she needed to include instructions! Link -via Dark Roasted Blend

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According to many sources I know the fortune cookie was invented in Los Angeles by David Jung of the Hong Kong Noodle Company based in Los Angeles in 1918.
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Interesting, I always assumed that the fortune cookie was an invention made from scratch by Chinese immigrants to the U.S. Looks like there's a bit more to the story about its actual origins/inspirations:
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