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"Tea tempers the spirit, harmonizes the mind, dispels lassitude, relieves fatigue, awakens thought and prevents drowsiness.
– The Classic Art of Tea, by Lu Yu
Cold Noodle Salad 台式涼麵 (tái shì liàng miàn) Taiwan has many refreshing drinks, snacks and appetisers to keep you cool in summer, but actual cold meals are hard to find, so you can count this easy noodle salad with a tangy sesame dressing as a rarity.
Pork東坡肉 (dong-1 po-1 rou-4) Hangzhou's
trademark dish. To eat dongpo pork is to begin to understand the role
of fat in making meat taste good.
Fried Tofu炸豆腐 (zha-4 dou-4 fu-3)
Great as a snack or as part of a meal.
Fish清蒸魚 (qing-1 zheng-1 yu-2) A really simple
dish that requires only the most basic arsenal of Chinese ingredients.
Cucumber Salad 涼拌黃瓜 (liáng bàn huáng guā) A lightly pickled
salad commonly served in Taiwan as a zesty appetiser.
and Sour Soup酸辣湯 (suan-1
la-4 tang-1) This is a hearty, chunky Taiwanese version of the soup
that can be found in Chinese restaurants worldwide.
China consumes far more pork than any other country, and not surprisingly has the largest pig population in the world. Pork so dominates the meat market that if a dish name includes the word meat, you can be fairly certain that pork is what is meant. more