I Hate Chinese Food is the tenth episode of The Amazing Race 17.
Jill and Thomas, having won a Discovery gift card 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.
The order of departure from Lalbagh Fort are as follows:
Teams must travel by ferry to Kowloon and search for the Majesty Chinese Restaurant to find their next clue.
The team member assigned to this Roadblock would have to 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 the racer picks up a real piece of food, he or she has to eat it before moving on. Once they find the fake food, they will receive their next clue.
The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:
Choice A: Ding Ding
Teams would have to ride the Hong Kong Tramways, colloquially known as the "Ding Ding", looking for three signs that read "Pit Stop", "Statue", and "Square" to reveal the location of the Pit Stop. If teams were unable to spot all three signs before the tram ends, they would have to ride it again.
None of the teams chose this task.
Choice B: Sampan
Teams would have to travel to the Jumbo Kingdom's dock and take a pair of budgerigars in a birdcage on a sampan, searching Aberdeen Harbour for a boat with the registration number matching the number on their birdcage. They would then trade their birdcage for the location of the Pit Stop.
Nick & Vicki decided to quit the Detour, both physically exhausted, and take the six hour penalty.
First Place • Eliminated • Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg • Season winner • Season 2nd place • Season 3rd place • ► Used the Fast Forward • 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
- This episode marks the first time since "The Unexpected Twist" that a team has quit a Detour.
- It also reveals that the penalty for quitting a Detour has been reduced from 24 hours to 6 hours.
- This episode's title is said by Vicki, expressing her frustration at 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"