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I think Americans "bastardize" other cuisines, but America is hardly the only country doing in. I've traveled around a fair bit, and all countries do it to one extent or another - they localize the dishes from that cuisine to suit their taste buds. For me, it's not a bad thing. I just consider it a separate cuisine from the original. For example, I consider American Chinese food a separate category from Authentic Chinese Food. I'm a lot more likely to eat the latter than the former, but I do like a handful of dishes from the former.
Most people are in their comfort zone when it comes to food - I wouldn't expect an American to appreciate the taste and texture of Uni (Sea urchin), unagi (eel), natto (fermented soybeans), pi dan (century eggs), chou tofu (smelly tofu), etc. They didn't grow up eating that stuff like I did, so they wouldn't find those things appetizing like I do. Just like I can't bring myself to eat Twinkies, cakes loaded with a billion pounds of sugar, or American non-fat milk.
Some people may, but i think most know that pizza chains, tacobell, etc. are Americanized. I have a Thai, Mexican, and Chinese restaurant near my place that actually speak the respective languages and they are authentic, but we as a culture know we have American food. In America we also have traditional brick oven pizza places that in my opinion are superior to Domino's. Thier are also regional dishes like Buckeyes, Philly Cheese Steaks, Lobster Rolls, Wedding Soup, smash burgers, Paddy melts, and Chickenfriend steak that you can't get everywhere in America so the food options in America have their own tendencies by region.
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No I think the people from those countries adapt there own food to make it appeal to people from the country there in and maximize profits so USA Britain or any other multicultural country hasn't bastardised the food the Chinese Mexican Indian etc people who saw the opportunity have