Fortune cookies, often associated with Chinese cuisine, were actually invented in California in the early 1900s.
Hamburgers, a staple of American fast food, are believed to have originated in Hamburg, Germany but were popularized in the United States.
Tacos, although often considered a Mexican dish, actually have their roots in the silver mines of Mexico where workers would wrap gunpowder in paper and call it a “taco.”
General Tso’s Chicken, a popular Chinese takeout dish in the U.S., was created by a Chinese chef in New York City in the 1970s.
Chimichangas, deep-fried burritos, are not a traditional Mexican food but were actually invented in Arizona.
Caesar salad, often thought to be of Italian origin, was actually created in Tijuana, Mexico by an Italian immigrant named Caesar Cardini.
Chop suey, a dish of mixed vegetables and meat, was invented in America by Chinese immigrants in the late 19th century.
French fries, despite their name, actually originated in Belgium.
Spaghetti and meatballs, a classic Italian-American dish, is not commonly eaten in Italy and likely originated in the U.S.
Sushi rolls, although a popular Japanese dish, were actually first created in California in the 1960s.