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Your preferred beer for Chinese food?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL A Hard Rockin Lover of GREENBURST Supporting Member

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    Which beers do you find to be a good match for a meal of Chinese food? I have found this one usually goes pretty well.

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  2. elgecko

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    The correct answer is Tsingtao!

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  3. electracoyote

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    +1
  4. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME! Supporting Member

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    Thats right! Though, I dont eat much Chinese food.
    Sapporo if Im having sushi.
  5. spade2you

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    Pilsners, wheat beers, belgian goldens.
  6. Mushroo

    Mushroo

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    Tsingtao.
  7. Lonesomedave

    Lonesomedave Supporting Member

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    Sapporo...it is a world class lager by any standards and is the oldest brand of beer in Japan (or, at least, i believe this to be the case...correct me if i am wrong)

    i love it with any oriental food...sushi, chinese, thai...it goes with them all.

    i have tried a few brands of chinese beer, and none of them come up to Sapporo.

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  8. geeza

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    Huh?
  9. DwaynieAD

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    I don't enjoy alcohol and food together.
  10. hover

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    Whilst I agree with the above two posts, I have had the occasional Belgian White with Chinese, and it's nice.
  11. UncleFluffy

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  12. Phalex

    Phalex Yeah, I've got the moves like Jagger. Supporting Member

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    I second the Belgian beer.
  13. line6man

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    I don't have Chinese restaurant food often (Though I love Chinese fast food.), but when I go to Chinese, Korean and Japanese restaurants, they usually serve up golden wheat style beers. That seems to be the appropriate choice for the food pairing.
  14. baba

    baba Supporting Member

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    Tsingtao of course.
  15. billgwx

    billgwx Supporting Member

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    I like IPA's with really hot/spicy Chinese food.
  16. baba

    baba Supporting Member

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    I love both IPA's and spicy food, and their bold tastes certainly hold up to one another, but together they're a bit much on my stomach. I prefer a clean pilsner or other yellow fizzy lager with the spicy spice.

    That aside, I almost always try to pair food with one of it's native drinks. I believe food and drink naturally evolve together in a region and almost always pair up perfectly that way.
  17. pie_man_25

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    I've never really considered beer with chinese food, more often than not I only have water or tea to drink at a chinese restaurant. I'm not too fond of tea or any hot beverage, but when in rome.
  18. JimB52

    JimB52 User Gold Supporting Member

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    I'll join the Tsingtao club.

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    I like tea or coca-cola more though.


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  19. line6man

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    Right, whatever sort of food you are eating, tends to pair well with whatever is traditional for that style/culture. I wouldn't order a German beer with tacos, I'd get a Cervesa. Gotta have red wine with pasta, too.

    Btw, though I'm not much of a hop head, IPAs are good with jalapeno burgers!
  20. kanonfodr

    kanonfodr Supporting Member

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    Kirin Ichiban for me, but guess I gotta give Sapporo a shot next time we're out.

    Peace,
    Greg

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