HOME / Food : What to eat. What not to eat. A Short History of the Chinese Restaurant From stir-fried buffalo to Matzoh Foo Young. By Gish Jen|Posted Wednesday, April 27, 2005, at 7:00 PM Tweet Tweet MYSLATE Save this story. Follow all Food articles. Follow the Life section. Follow stories by Gish Jen. MySlate is a new tool that lets you track your favorite parts of Slate. You can follow authors and sections, track comment threads you're interested in, and more. SLATE'S MOST VIRAL Steve Jobs’ Dream Device Has Arrived, and It's Made by Microsoft Texas Judge Blocks Lesbian Couple From Living Together A Huge Discovery About Prime Numbers—and What It Means for the Future of Math Gish Jen is the author, most recently, of The Love Wife. Click here to load comments.