I always find it cute when people get all pissed off about how a culture varies imported cuisine to make it suit their tastes.
Somehow I picture some snotty Indian sitting down to eat in Mumbai one day, to curried poutine.
"What is this horseshit?? I've BEEN to Canada, and Poutine there DOES NOT HAVE CURRY IN IT! This is an atrocity on the level of Hitler!!!"
I find it even cuter than 9 times out of 10, the acutal people who have moved here from a foreign country don't bitch and moan about what we've "done to their food". They accept that another country will modify it somewhat. Which is why you see Chinese people here actually eating fortune cookies (gasp! the horror!). Hell, I've even seen some of them, maybe 2 years off the boat at most, eating ginger beef AND LIKING IT. Burn the unpure!
Of course, if Taco Bell is the standard of comparison, there's no hope. That's like calling McDonald's a "real hamburger".
Edit: except some true Ukranians. They do in fact get offended when we change their food. "Our ancestors were too poor to afford meat, so for the rest of time no one should ever put meat in a Ukranian dish - that's not REAL Ukranian food!!". Not that I've seen this debate every Xmas for the past 30 years or anything...