“The things that people cannot do without everyday are firewood, rice, oil, salt, soy sauce, vinegar, and tea.”
–Phrase coined in the late Southern Song dynasty.
蔥油餅 cōng yóu bǐng. This delicious, easy-to-make snack is sold on street corners all over the Middle Kingdom. Spring Onion Flatbread
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.
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 Radish Cake 蘿蔔糕 (luóbo gāo) Radish cake is one of the great staples of breakfast stores and dim sum restaurants.
涼拌黃瓜 (liáng bàn huáng guā) A lightly pickled
salad commonly served in Taiwan as a zesty appetiser. Pickled
Dumplings in Bamboo Leaves) 粽子 (zòng zi) A traditional Taiwanese recipe
eaten during the Dragon Boat Festival.
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A Nation of Pork Eaters
Pigs were among the first animals domesticated for food in ancient times, and
all through their history Chinese have been dedicated eaters of swine flesh.
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Soup, Always Soup
Chinese rarely sit down to a lunch or dinner that does not include soup (in the case of noodle soup, soup is the meal). Unlike the Western custom of having soup before the main course, Chinese prefer to eat soup during or towards the end of a meal. At a casual meal people tend to pick up the bowl and drink directly from it; in a more formal setting, spoons are required…
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