Types of Chinese Food
Herbs, spices, etc.
Generally, there is rice in Southern and Eastern China,
Wheat in Northern China and Sweet Corn in Middle,
Northern, and Western China.
People in Southern China have rice, congee or rice
noodle as their main food.
Northern China has wheat made products like Bun,
noodle, and pancake.
People on the seaside and lakeside will have seafood
There are many different types of traditional food in
Some popular meals include
Doufu- Ingredients include Bean curd, Yunnan Ham, Black Mushrooms
Steamed Fish- With some light soy sauce andseasoning.
Dim Sum- Ingredients include Shrimps, Pork, Wheat Flour for pastry
Lobster- Sometimes with Chicken Stock and Garlic
Dark rice- With sweet dark rice vinegar, pig's hands, egg,ginger
Eggs in tea- Eggs put into Chinese dark tea
T he Chinese have many dishes of meat recipes like
Chicken, Pork, Fish that they do not have on normal
They are a special snack, or festival food and are made
during the Chinese festivals, Such as Sweet-Stick Cake
and Turnip Pastry in Lunar New Year, Glutinous Rice
Tamale in Dragon Boat Festival, Moon Cake in Middle
Autumn Festival, and Steamed Buns to the Birthday
Buddhism and Tao are the main religions in Mainland
China and vegetarian diets are the main food to the
people who cult as monk, nun, or Taoist.
Some vegetarian meals include:
Bean Curd Sheets
Toasted or Roasted Seaweed
Herbs and Spices
The Chinese use a lot of herbs and spices in their food
Chinese chefs might use some parsley, aniseed,
fennel, cloves, peppercorn, red chili pasty.
Light and dark soy sauce, wine, rice vinegar and
oyster sauce are the main seasonings and sauces.
The Chinese like to use the preserved and salty
ingredients like preserved eggs, potherb, pickled
mustard, dried shrimps, bean curd cheese, dry and
salty pork, salty duck, and meat sausage
Chinese desserts are sweet foods and dishes that are
served with tea or at the end of meals.
The desserts in China can be roughly divided into
Bing- baked wheat flour based confections, and are similar to the short-pastry
crust of western cuisine or flaky like puff pastry. One of the more commonly
known bing is the moon cake.
Candies- Chinese candies and sweets, called tang, are usually made with cane
sugar, malt sugar, and honey. These often consist of nuts or fruits mixed into
syrup or pastes to flavor or give the candies texture. Tanghulu, dragon's beard
candy, and White Rabbit Creamy Candy are examples.
Gao- Gao are rice base snacks that are typically steamed and may be made from
glutinous or normal rice. These rice based snacks have a wide variety of textures
and can be chewy, jelly-like, fluffy or rather firm. One of the more commonly
known gao is the niangao.
Jellies- Many jelly desserts are traditionally set with agar and are flavored
with fruits, though gelatin based jellies are also common in contemporary
desserts. Some Chinese jellies, such as the grass jelly and the aiyu jelly set
Since pudding is quite a tasty dessert, there are many
types of pudding that the Chinese make.
Eight precious pudding
Authentic differs from
in U.S. Restaurants
American Chinese food typically treats vegetables as
garnish while cuisines of China emphasize vegetables.
Native Chinese cuisine makes frequent use of Asian leafy
vegetables like bok choy and kai-lanand puts a greater
emphasis on fresh meat and seafood.
American Chinese food tends to be cooked very quickly
with a great deal of oil and salt. Many dishes are quickly
and easily prepared, and require inexpensive ingredients.
The food also has a reputation for high levels of MSG to
enhance the flavor.
American Chinese cuisine often uses ingredients not
native and very rarely used in China.
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