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.
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. At a banquet several soup dishes may be consumed, always with the traditional flat-bottomed ceramic spoon.