China 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.

Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Food, Chinese Recipes

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Chinese New Year Recipes

 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 […]

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Chinese Sauces Recipes

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 Marinade Universal Sauce Seafood Marinade Sweet […]

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China Country Information

When Hong Kong reverted to Chinese sovereignty in 1997, it was as though the dragon had swallowed the pearl and Hong Kong as we knew it would be gone forever. But there is the possibility that assimilating the pearl may change the dragon, too. Mainland China has been through so many upheavals in the past […]

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Chinese Culture

The Chinese Government View | An Outsider’s View A Brief Introduction to Chinese Culture (Chinese Government View)People’ Daily View China is wonderous and awe-inspiring. It has a history of five thousand years. It is the only continuous ancient civilization. Other ancient civilizations have changed, discontinued, withered or perished. Why is it so enduring? Why is […]

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Chinese Desserts Recipes

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 Tangerine Duff Peaches in Sweet […]

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Chinese Meat Recipes

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 Ngohiong Sesame Chicken Salad […]

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Story of Zheng He

The Admiral Of the Western Seas – Cheng Ho (Zheng He) Zheng He flag “treasure ship” is four hundred feet long – much larger than Columbus’s. In the drawing below, the two flagships are superimposed to give a clear idea of the relative size of these two ships. In the 1930s, a stone pillar was discovered […]

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The Kite

The kite, a Chinese invention, has been praised as the forerunner of the modern aeroplane. In the pavilion of aircraft of the National Aeronautics and Space Museum, Washington D. C., a plaque says, “the earliest aircraft are the kites and missiles of China”. The kite is mainly, but not only, a plaything. It has contributed […]

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Spring Festival

Spring Festival Far and away the most important holiday in China is Spring Festival, also known as the Chinese New Year. To the Chinese people it is as important as Christmas to people in the West. The dates for this annual celebration are determined by the lunar calendar rather than the Gregorian calendar, so the […]

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Royal Banquets

article selected from Travel China weekly During the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) there were all kinds of palace banquets. Grand banquets were held for a number of reasons; when a new emperor came into power, when the government changed its title of reign, when a war was won, for the Spring Festival, or for special birthdays. Fish, deer […]

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