Chinese food and Jews go way back. I don't know when it started for everyone else, but in my family, it started when my Grandfather moved to Shanghai form Russia back in the 1930's. To be honest I don't know much more than that, but I do know that when I visited his sister in Israel when I was in College she cooked some mean Chinese food. Maybe that is why I love the cuisine so much.
I know Jamie has been searching for great Chinese food in Israel, apparently the real connection for most Jews is New York. Ever heard of the Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival that takes place on on the lower east side? It is a cross cultural celebration of the Jewish and Chinese communities. And of course the well known tradition of many to go out for Chinese food on December 25th. We here at Joy of Kosher like to recommend to make your own. Make it healthier and make it tastier, try some of our favorite Chinese recipes.
What are your favorite Chinese dishes, maybe we can work to recreate them for you?