Even though the climax of the Chinese New Year, Nian, lasts only two or three days including the New Year's Eve, the New Year season extends from the mid-twelfth month of the previous year to the middle of the first month of the new year. A month from the New Year, it is a good time for business. People will pour out their money to buy presents, decoration material, food and … [Read more...]
Chinese Cuisine, Food & Recipes
Many unique regional food styles contribute to the China' extensive cuisine. The most well-known of those are Cantonese, Shandong, Jiangsu and Szechuan cuisine forms. These styles are distinctive from one another due to the available produce, climate and geography, historica linfluencesy, variations in cooking techniques and population lifestyles.
Whilst one regional style may emphasize garlic and shallots versus chilli and spices, another favours seafood ingredients over meats or poultry. As an example, Sichuan cuisine is spicier with a findness for baking, whereas Jiangsu recipes call more on braising and stewing techniques.
The 'hairy crab,' found in local lakes, is a popular menu item in Shanghai. The world-renowned Peking Duck is famous dish everywhere around the planet, not just in China.
Across China, and across Asia in general, a wide variety of menu items with differing flavours and textures are produced from the same raw materials and ingredients. The methods of preparation, aided by cultural nuances, engender significant regional food forms across the country. Many of the traditional regional cuisines rely on ancient methods of preservation; drying, salting, pickling and fermentation.
Peanut Sauce Dumpling/Potsticker Seasoning Potsticker DippingSauces Sweet Red Bean Paste Tofu Dip Jazzed Hoisin Sauce All Purpose Stir-Fry Sauce Hot and Spicy Stir-Fry Sauce Sichuan Spicy Salt Five Flavor Oil Red-Cooking Sauce Soy Sauce Dip Lobster Sauce Honey Sauce Garlic Sauce Szechwan Pepper Oil Tahini (Sesame Seed Paste)Tangerine … [Read more...]
Chinese desserts recipes include cookies, tarts, fortune cookies, fruit-based dishes, puddings and cakes. These are tried and tested Chinese recipes for authentic and delicious Chinese desserts at home. ... Chocolate Ginger Lychees, Custard Tarts, Almond Cookies, Ginger Date Wontons and interesting ways to prepare fruit.Chocolate Ginger Lychees Custard Tarts … [Read more...]
Chicken with Mango Chinese Garlic Chicken Chinese Steamed Buns with Barbecued Pork Filling (Char Siu Bao) Golden Meat-Filled Coins Lo Mein Chicken Diced with Walnuts Fried Shellfish Stewed Lamb With Orange Pineapple Fish Spiced Whole Lamb Pork With Mushrooms Pork & Vegies on Noodles Pot Stickers Yang Tze Mu Shu Pork NgohiongSesame Chicken Salad … [Read more...]
Preparing Tea Preparing tea properly is easy but you must follow a few basic guidelines. The best tea in the world can taste horrible if prepared incorrectly, and conversely a very inexpensive tea can be very satisfying if made well. All TeaSource tea comes with specific steeping suggestions on the back of the bag, but some general guidelines are listed below. There are seven … [Read more...]
History Of Tofu In China Origin and Early Development to 960 AD. Tofu almost certainly originated in China; its date of origin, however, is uncertain. The earliest existing document containing mention of the term "doufu" is the Ch'ing I Lu (Seiiroku in Japanese), written by T'ao Ku in about 950 AD. There are at least four theories concerning the origin of tofu in China. The … [Read more...]
Chinese vegetarian recipes are many and varied, and there's a large list on this page! The appeal of Chinese cuisine has always been its emphasis on fresh vegetables and protein rich ingredients, making it the perfect style from which to select a tasty vegetarian recipe. Yes, even vegetarians can enjoy Chinese cuisine, check out the list of tasty Chinese vegetarian recipes … [Read more...]