Or even a smaller scale, your local dishes are completely different in another provinces, which makes you yell "This is not my mama's cooking!" Is it worse? Is it better? And this is a light-hearted thread so don't turn it into a sociological/historical thread. I know different cultures borrow elements of other cuisine all the time. So don't get nitpicky on what it means to be bastardized, 'kay? Play nice, 'kay?