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Eastern Chinese Cuisine Posted by on May 8, 2019

Eastern Chinese Cuisine

We’ve been all over China in the last few months, sampling some of the many delicious flavors that are unique to Chinese cuisine. From the imperial bird that is Beijing roast duck, (北京烤鸭 – běi jīng kǎo yā), to the numbing sensation induced by the Sichuan peppercorns (四川胡椒 – sì chuān hú jiāo), to the…

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Sichuan and Hunan Cuisine Posted by on Apr 3, 2019

Sichuan and Hunan Cuisine

After learning all about Cantonese cuisine last month, we’re shifting towards western China to explore the rich flavors of this region. When it comes to the food from western China, the two most notable examples are certainly Sichuan cuisine (四川菜 – sì chuān cài) and Hunan cuisine (湖南菜 – hú nán cài). Let’s head west and delve…

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Cantonese Food Posted by on Mar 25, 2019

Cantonese Food

One of the most famous styles of Chinese food is Cantonese cuisine, known in Chinese simply as Guangdong cuisine (广东菜 – guǎng dōng cài). In terms of the Eight Great Culinary Traditions of China (中国的八大菜系 – zhōng guó de bā dà cài xì), it’s known simply as Yue Cuisine (粤菜 – yuè cài). In this…

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5 Types of Chinese Noodles Posted by on Apr 26, 2018

5 Types of Chinese Noodles

It’s no secret that China loves noodles. The country is home to so many different noodle dishes, it’ll make your head spin! It seems like each city has its own unique noodle dish. Some are more famous than others and can be found all over the country. Let’s take a look at 5 Chinese noodle…

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Lanzhou Lamian Posted by on Apr 9, 2018

Lanzhou Lamian

While the cuisine of China is incredibly diverse, there are some dishes that are ubiquitous all throughout the massive country. One such dish is lamian (拉面 – lā miàn) – literally meaning “pulled noodles.” The most famous place for lamian is the city of Lanzhou (兰州 – lán zhōu), capital of Gansu province. No matter…

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Vegetarian Chinese Food Posted by on Mar 28, 2018

Chinese Vegetarian Dishes

While it’s true that China sure loves its meat, that doesn’t mean you can’t find some delicious vegetarian food there. If you’re not full on vegan and you’re willing to eat some eggs and things like goat cheese, you’ll find plenty of options in China. Check out some vegetarian Chinese food below. This short video…

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A Chinese Night Market Posted by on Feb 28, 2018

A Chinese Night Market

One of my favorite things to do when traveling to new cities in China is finding the local night market (夜市 – yè shì). There’s always so much delicious food being cooked up, and it’s so cheap that you can try several different things. Join me on a short tour of a Chinese night market…

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