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Famous Hangzhou pork dish recipe
Dongpo Pork  

Dongpo Pork 東坡肉 (dōng pō ròu) Hangzhou's trademark dish. To eat dongpo pork is to begin to understand the role of fat in making meat taste good.

Cold Noodles  

Taiwan-style Cold Noodle Salad 台式涼麵 (táishì 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.

Taiwan Steamed Fish  

Steamed Fish 清蒸魚 (qīngzhēng yú) A really simple dish that requires only the most basic arsenal of Chinese ingredients.

Rice Dumplings in Bamboo Leaves (zong zi)   Zongzi (Rice Dumplings in Bamboo Leaves) 粽子 (zòngzi) A traditional Taiwanese recipe eaten during the Dragon Boat Festival.

"I am in no way interested in immortality, but only in the taste of tea."
– Lu Tung

Chinese Food Articles
Chinese pigs, pork  

China, 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.


Great Leftovers
The Humble Origin of Fried Rice.

smelly tofu, beancurd  

Deliciously Malodorous
Chinese stinky tofu: love it or hate it, there's no ignoring it.


Chinese Food Facts

From Famine to Feast: Overweight Chinese

Food-related Chinese Inventions

The True Origin of Kiwifruit

The Origin of Chopsticks

Rice, the World's Plainest Food?

Chinese Always Eat Long Grain Rice: True or False?

Soybeans: Why We Don't Eat Them Like Other Beans




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How to make Chinese bean curd recipe  

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Rice, the World's Plainest Food?

Even the English, known for their plain cooking, use salt when boiling potatoes and carrots. Yet the Chinese cook rice in nothing but water. In stark contrast to the way most other foods are prepared in China, rice is a singularly pure, simple, even bland dish; the perfect foil for well seasoned meat and vegetable dishes.

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