Chinese food is a general term for dishes of all regions and nations in China, featuring long history, exquisite craftsmanship, abundant category, numerous genres, and unique style. It’s a precious crystallization of Chinese cooking development of thousands of years, and famous worldwide. Chinese cooking, an important part of Chinese Culture, one of world’s three cooking styles, has deeply affected the whole East Asia.
Chinese food highly emphasizes the qualities of food’s color, smell, taste, association and shape, which are called the five characters of Chinese food. Traditional Chinese cooking is particular about details from material selection to cooking skills and dinning manner. Materials for Chinese food are very abundant and almost everything edible can be a selection. It can be said that different material selections of regions promoted the development of different styles of cooking. There are generally four main styles, which are Shandong cuisine, Sichuan cuisine, Cantonese cuisine, and Huaiyang cuisine. Shandong way cooks a delicate flavor, Sichuan way spicy, Cantonese way fierce and Huaiyang way tasty. There are various flavorings such as soy, vinegar, brown sugar, white sugar, ginger and so on, which formed the styles on another level.
Chinese cooking has its rich characteristic. Comparing with other foreign cuisine culture, Chinese cooking is especially more colorful, meticulous and modest. It’s been a more than five thousand years history of cuisine cultural communication between China and foreign countries. Since China became more open to other nations in the 1980s, its food has been more and more popular. Some of those most accepted Chinese food by foreign friends are Sweet and Sour Pork, Ma Po Bean Curd, Spring Rolls, Peking Duck, etc. As an enthusiastic nation, we welcome you come to China to enjoy all kinds of delicious Chinese food with magical chopsticks.
Obviously, as an important part of Chinese culture, Chinese cate influences the world. Its characteristic aesthetics, literature and philosophy help to understand Chinese culture. Sincerely, as a traditional culture of thousands of years, Chinese cooking has its shortages, which are not environmental friendly for material selections of cherish animals or plants sometimes, not healthy enough for its way of cooking that may cause diseases, and not easy to prepare and cook.
There is an interesting saying that you live a perfect life with an American salary, a British house, a Japanese wife, and Chinese food. Wish you to enjoy it.
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