Greymo, please keep updating this thread. I am really enjoying reading about their likes and dislikes.
I dated a wonderful Beijing-born Chinese woman for a year and half. The only thing she admitted to liking better in the US was ice cream, saying ours was much superior. Maybe this would partially explain why she was an absolute ice cream eating machine. She also loved ranch dressing, saying how much it reminded her of a very popular Chinese sauce.
She also once told me a saying the Chinese use: If you want to talk, go to Beijing. If you want to shop, go to Shanghai. But if you want to eat, go to Guangzhou.