Eating China Chinese Food
Main: Chinese Food Articles about Chinese Food Chinese food Facts Chinese Food Recipes Chinese Food Books Main menu
   
about-contact
 
 
 

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

 
 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Featured Chinese Food Recipe
How to make Asian steamed rice  

Hot and Sour Soup 酸辣湯

 
Featured Chinese Food Snippets

Chinese Food, the World's Most Popular

By virtue of being the choice of 1.3 billion people, Chinese cuisine is certainly the world's most popular cuisine. But the popularity of Chinese food extends way beyond China's frontiers. Twenty-three million Taiwanese also sustain themselves on Chinese food. The 35 million ethnic Chinese settled in far flung locales … more

More Chinese Food Facts

Chinese Cooking Tips