Chinese Food Quotations. Wisdom and wit on Chinese food from China and elsewhere.
A hundred miles from the Chinese mainland
lies Taiwan. Most simply described, the cuisine of this mountainous island
on the edge of the Pacific is Chinese, with some significant Japanese
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.
People tend to pigeonhole the wok as an instrument of stir frying. It seems to have been developed specifically for that use; that is the job it does to perfection. Yet this uniquely shaped cooking pot handles at least adequately: frying, deep frying, braising, stewing, boiling, smoking steaming, and soup making, though it is not used as a rice cooker. Woks are always better over flames, whether fuelled by wood, coal or gas, and never a great match for the electric stove top.