Fortune Cookies – United States
While fortune cookies are popular among American restaurants, surprisingly, they do not originate from China. Fortune cookies are made from flour, sugar, vanilla, and sesame seed oil. Inside a fortune cookie, there is either an aphorism, hazy prophecy, numbers that people can play to win a lottery, or a Chinese phrase and its translation.
These cookies are frequently offered as dessert in Chinese restaurants in the United States, Canada, and other nations. Although many immigrant groups in California claim to have popularized fortune cookies in the early 20th century, the precise origin of this treat is unknown. They most likely descended from Japanese immigrants who came to the US in the late 19th or early 20th century.