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 for oriental food
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  oriental food
   n.
  
      Hackers display an intense tropism towards oriental cuisine, especially
      Chinese, and especially of the spicier varieties such as Szechuan and
      Hunan. This phenomenon (which has also been observed in subcultures that
      overlap heavily with hackerdom, most notably science-fiction fandom) has
      never been satisfactorily explained, but is sufficiently intense that one
      can assume the target of a hackish dinner expedition to be the best local
      Chinese place and be right at least three times out of four. See also ravs
      , great-wall, stir-fried random, laser chicken, Yu-Shiang Whole
      Fish. Thai, Indian, Korean, Burmese, and Vietnamese cuisines are also
      quite popular.
  

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