During the Chinese Diaspora (starting in the 19th century and lasting until 1949), Chinese people traveled across the world, bring with them their culture and flavorful fare.
Throughout its travels, the cuisine adapted to several variations and forms. Different versions of traditional versions can be found all over the globe, ranging from South America to India to Eastern Europe to the U.S.
Hey, we're not the only ones to adapt and globalize the foods of other cultures.
While there is a huge contrast from one to the other -- and we like anything bursting with exotic spices and herbs -- we try to stick closely to the original, as possible (with a few exceptions, of course).
From piquant Szechuan to spicy Hunan to small-plate dim sum to some good old Americanized Cantonese-style fare, we sampled our way through South Florida's Chinese food scene to find the best of them all.
Here are the ten best Chinese restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach Counties.