After a brief intro of distinctive clothing of China, let's take a look at Chinese foods.

Chinese dishes are so different from western countries. In fact, in different regions of China, the cuisines have great difference too. The four most famous Chinese cuisines are Guangdong, Sichuan, Shandong and Chaozhou cusine. For example, Guangdong cuisine is famous because of its soups; Sichuan cuisine features spicy taste.

In most Chinese cities, especially in big cities, you can find restaurants featuring any cuisine. Runing a restaurant is a profitable but hard business. In a rapid develop country, most poeple are so busy, and have no time to cook in home. A lot of young people even don't know how to cook!

And in China, diet structure is different with western countries. Usually, a meal include cold dishes, hot dishes, soups, and "staple food" (rice or pasta). A rough rank the composition of Chinese diet would be: cereal, vegetables, and meat. So most Chinese think western-style food are too greasy.

And last thing can not be forgotten is chopsticks. In most of eastern counties we do not use fork and knife, but chopstickes.

Ok, that's for today.
What about your country?
Do you cook in the at home?
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Comment by reiziuh on September 14, 2010 at 10:39
Wow, Tara, your are alluring me with the description of what you cook. It sounds great, although I am not very sure what it is on earth. :)
Thanks for your comment.
Comment by reiziuh on September 14, 2010 at 10:37
Hi, karenina. Thanks for your comment. When I travel in other countries, finding a restaurant supplying chopsticks would be very happy. :)
Comment by reiziuh on September 14, 2010 at 10:32
Hi, yoh. Thanks for your comment.
Yeah, we can find a good deal of resemblance between Chinese and Japanese food. But Japanese food is more delicate. I like sashimi and sushi very much. Sometimes I eat too much and there are so many empty dishes on the table. :)
Comment by reiziuh on September 14, 2010 at 10:26
Hi, Fe.
China is worth to visit, especially for you, cause there is blood of Chinese nation in yours. :)
Come here and taste those pure Chinese dishes. You will enjoy them.

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Comment by Tara Benwell on September 13, 2010 at 18:28
I love Chinese food too, but I'm sure it's not authentic here in Canada. My husband does most of the cooking, but I did cook a mean roast beef dinner last night, complete with yorkshire pudding (from a mix), red potatoes (with fresh basil from my garden), gravy (from a mix) and raw carrots (I don't excel at cooking veggies). We also had strawberry cheesecake (frozen from a box). It was a lazy woman's meal, but it was delicious.

On Saturday night we went out for Caribbean food. 6 of us had the restaurant to ourselves. The chef chatted with us and offered to teach us how to cook at home. We're going to learn how to make Jerk Chicken or Chicken Roti. Yum!


Note: "mean" used with cooking is positive=really good
Comment by yoh on September 10, 2010 at 18:58
Chinese food has a great influence on Japanese food. The basic structure is similar and we use chopsticks. Some differences may be that: we eat more fish rather than meat; we often use raw materials like fish, vegetables, and fruits; we use less oil; short grain rice is preferred to the long one; etc.
Here is the typical Japanese meal called “one soup – three vegetables”, which comprises a bowl of rice, soup, and three dishes.

You can find Chinese restaurants anywhere in the US. I like “mapo tofu” and "Kung Pao chicken”. But, unfortunately, American Chinese food has adapted to American tastes. It’s got too much oil and too much sugar. Meats overwhelm vegetables. As a result, some people think Chinese food is unhealthy. Isn’t that sad?? Now I see a slow but steady movement toward healthy eating here in the US. I hope Chinese food will go back to the original form and teach people that “good meals equal medicine”. Thank you Reizuh for the interesting topic.
Comment by Fe on September 10, 2010 at 15:58
I like Chinese foods. However, I still don't know how to use the chopsticks. I wish to learn because I always go to eat in Chinese restaurants and still use spoon and fork and knives.

My grandfather was a Chinese but was naturalized Filipino citizen when he came here in the late mid-1800s. My late father was a good cook, and his favorite dish was what we called here "escabeche" or sweet-sour fish with julienne ginger, carrot, celery and bell pepper, seasoned with soy sauce, and then thickened with cornstarch.
My late father got the monicker "macau" because relatives said Macau is a cuisine province and Macau people are good cooks.

However, I never found out from where in China was my grandfather was. But, the name.

I like the noodles, siopao and chop suey or mixed vegetables.
Comment by reiziuh on September 10, 2010 at 12:27
Hi, nida, I now know Pakistani and Indian food is spicy too. Thanks for commenting.

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