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I Hate Chinese Food is the tenth episode of The Amazing Race 17.


Jill & Thomas start first and find out that teams must fly to Hong Kong, China and take buses and ferries to find Cheung Po Tsai Cave. A travel agent will tell them where the earliest flight will be and teams will be on the same flight.

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The order of departure from Lalbagh Fort are as follows:

  1. Jill & Thomas (8:25 am)
  2. Nick & Vicki (1:59 pm)
  3. Nat & Kat (4:05 pm)
  4. Brook & Claire (5:15 pm)

Teams must fly to Hong Kong, China. Upon arrival, teams must take a bus and ferry to Cheung Chau. Once there, teams must make their way Cheung Po Tsai Cave, where they would find their next clue.

Teams must take ferry to Kowloon, then make their way to Majesty Chinese Restaurant, where they would find their next clue.

"Who's feeling peckish?"

The team member assigned to this Roadblock must use chopsticks to search among several plates of food on a buffet for one of five pieces of fake food normally used for display. If they pick up a real piece of food, they must eat it before moving on. Once they find a piece of fake food, they must present it to the chef on a rice bowl to receive their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must make their way to the Avenue of Stars and search for the Statue of Bruce Lee, where they would find their next clue.

Choice A: Ding Ding
Teams must ride the Hong Kong Tramways, colloquially known as the ding ding, between Arsenal Street and Causeway Bay Terminus while looking for three signs that read "Pit Stop", "Statue", and "Square" to reveal the location of the Pit Stop. If teams are unable to spot all three signs before the tram ride ends, they would have to ride it again.

None of the teams chose this task.

Choice B: Sampan
Teams must travel to the Jumbo Kingdom dock at Aberdeen Harbour, where they must take a pair of budgerigars in a birdcage and search the harbour in a sampan for a boat with the registration number matching the number on their birdcage. When found, they could then trade their birdcage for the location of the Pit Stop.

Brook & Claire, Jill & Thomas, and Nat & Kat chose this task.

After giving up on attempting the Sampan Detour option, Nick & Vicki quit the Detour, incurring them a 6-hour penalty.

Teams must make their way to Statue Square to check in.

For coming in first place, Nat & Kat won a trip for two to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, provided by Travelocity.

For coming in last place, Nick & Vicki will have to perform a Speed Bump at some point during the next leg of the race.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg or continue racing on a No-Rest Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • ϵ Used the Express Pass User of the first Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the first Double U-Turn slot • User of the second Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the second Double U-Turn slot
Nat & Kat
 1st place 
Nat & Kat
Jill & Thomas
 2nd place 
Jill & Thomas
Brook & Claire
 3rd place 
Brook & Claire
Home Shopping Hosts
Nick & Vicki
 4th place 
Nick & Vicki


  • This episode marks the first time since "This Is Not My Finest Hour" that a team has quit a Detour.
    • It is also revealed that the penalty for quitting a Detour has been reduced from 24 hours to 6 hours.
  • The episode title is said by Vicki Casciola, a reference from the Roadblock.


  • Linda Holmes at MonkeySee (11/29/2010): "Quitters Never Win, Except On The New Wimp-Friendly Amazing Race"
  • Jace Lacob at Televisionary (11/29/2010): "Penalty Time: An Anger-Filled Amazing Race Watch"


The Amazing Race 17 Episodes

"They Don't Call It The Amazing Race for Nothin!" · "A Kiss Saves the Day" · "In Phil We Trust" · "We Should Have Brought Gloves and Butt Pads" · "Tastes Like a Million Dollars" · "Run, Babushka, Run" · "I Want to Be in the Circus, That's Where I Belong" · "Ali Baba in a Suit" · "There's a Lot of Nuts and Bullets" · "I Hate Chinese Food" · "I'm Surrounded by Ninjas" · "Hi. I'm Sorry. I'm in a Race"