Chinese have their very deep rooted food philosophy.
Through some mysterious system, they have assigned genders to their food ... It is always a very interesting experience to sit with an old Chinese person on the table. He would talk incessantly about the characteristics of the particular food item and its possible effects on men and women respectively.
During this meal, we talked about various topics ... including cars. However, if you sit with an older Chinese person on the table, he would keep the discussion "moderated" to the "two most important topics in the world" i.e. Food and S.E.X ... they simply do not let you talk about anything else.
You must have heard about Yin and Yang ... The Yin/ Yang philosophy is fully at work in Chinese cooking ... everything must be balanced. If you add red chillies, then you must add the same quantity of sugar ... the Yin/ Yang thing is not followed in typical Pakistani Chinese Restaurants .. you just taste "aloo gosht with corn flour" in these restaurants. If you really like food, do visit one of the numerous authentic Chinese restaurants located in residential houses. The language might be a barrier in these restaurants.. Try to take a Chinese friend along .. or, Golden Dragon in F-7/3 has an authentic chinese menu in English language.