Chinese cuisine has many exquisite styles and features. The recipes of China have a distinct aroma, taste, color, appearance and meaning.
In this article, we have gathered eight Chinese recipes that are popular among people visiting China.
- Sweet and Sour Pork
This dish has a bright orange-red color. It also delicious with sweet and sour taste. Initially, the dish started as sweet and sour pork but after some modifications, pork can now be substituted with chicken, pork ribs or beef.
- Gong Bao Chicken
This is a Sichuan style dish that is very famous. It is popular in China and liked by foreigners. It is made of chili (dried), chicken (diced) and peanuts (fried).
- Ma Po Tofu
Ma po Tofu is a famous dish. It is an important part of Chuan Cuisine and has been a part of Chinese culture for more than 100 years. Ma refers to hot and spicy taste which, we get from pepper flavor used in Chuan Cuisine.
Wontons have been present since the Tang Dynasty (618-907). Wantons are customarily eaten on winter solstice by the people of China. The most popular shape of Wanton is right triangle. They are similar to Tortellini and are most commonly boiled and served with soup. They can also be deep fried. Their filling can be done with pork or shrimp.
Dumplings have been a part of Chinese cuisine for more than 1,800 years. It is a traditional food which is very popular in North China. Dumplings are filled with chopped vegetables and minced meat and are wrapped with thin dough pieces. Some common fillings include: pork, shrimp, chicken, vegetables and beef. They are popular New Year food.
- Chow Mein
The word Chow Mein means “stir-fried noodles”. This dish usually consists of meat (chicken, shrimp, beef or pork), noodles, celery and onion.
- Peking Roasted Duck
This is a very famous dish of Beijing. It is considered as the national dish of China and enjoys world fame. Peking duck is tasty because of crispy and thin skin.
- Spring Rolls
Spring rolls are a favorite recipe of Chinese people. The spring rolls are either filled with meat or vegetable and the taste is sweet and savory. After the filling is done in wrappers, it is fried until the spring roll gets its golden yellow color.
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