I’ve been trying my best to update this on a regular basis, but it’s not been easy because of a lack of ideas.
Anyway, I learnt this fun Chinese fact today! You can check a Chinese dictionary to verify. =D
The tomato is barbaric (foreign) because it was brought into China from the other side of the world. If you noticed, the tomato is not incorporated into mainstream Chinese dishes. Any dish that has tomatoes in it is fairly new, i.e. possibly from 1800s onwards.