is in Europe, living is in America, but eating is in China. This
saying has obviously reflected to the famous Chinese food.
When being asked
of China, excepting for its beautiful views, foreigners always have deep memories
of Chinese food. They often have the feeling First taste, never forget.
cuisine is a bright branch in the treasure-house of Chinese history. It also plays
an important role in the field of world cuisine. Like music, dance, painting and
drama, Chinese regard eating as an art which is a comprehensive one combining
seeing, smelling, touching, tasting and even hearing. It is never exaggeration
to say that Chinese cuisine is dainty in its styles, esthetics, atmosphere, and
effects. Thus eating is not only to taste the flavor of food, but also to enjoy
the whole course of eating.
Topic about Chinese Cuisine:
and culture of Chinese Cuisine
Ethnic Chinese cooking
and culture of Chinese Cuisine
China is a country with s more than 5000
years history, thus its cuisine culture is deep rooted in the long history. Just
as the taste and smell of each dish and presentation is important, table manners
and courtesy among diners are also essential part of the Chinese cultural tradition.
Chinese not only enjoy eating but also believe eating good food can bring harmony
and closeness to relationships of family members. Only by combining the excellent
food with good manners can the high art of Chinese cuisine be fully enjoyed.
are some taboos when using chopsticks, like do not take too much once, or return
your food to the plate, try to avoid collisions of chopsticks with those of your
neighbors, do not drum or tap bowl and plates with chopsticks as Chinese people
believe that is the humble behavior of beggars, avoid sucking the end of a chopstick
or keeping it in mouth for a long time and also never point at someone with chopstick,
The rules above are from the traditional Chinese families, now when foreigners
using a chopstick that just means,¡± when in Rome, do as the Romans
do¡±. No one would think the wrong use of the chopstick being bad
manners. So do not care about too much manners, just enjoy your food!
local regions are various in foods styles and taste due to the geography, climate,
local product and eating habit etc. The recognized saying is Chinese cuisine involves
eight branches. They are cuisines of Shandong, Sichuan, Guangdong, Fujian, Jinagsu,
Zhejiang, Hunan, and Anhui. The dishes have their own typical characteristics.
Certainly, there are many other local cuisines that are also famous, such as Beijing
Cuisine and Shanghai Cuisine.
and Yang principles are Chinese traditional beliefs and have also been incorporated
in the food. So in Chinese medicinal cuisine, most foods are classified into the
yin and yang qualities. Chinese believe that when the yin forces and yang forces
in the body are not in balance, disease appears. Therefore, in Chinese medicine
food cooking, besides of the color, smell and taste, what is more important is
whether the food is helpful for one¡¯s health. Usually slow cooking
methods as stewing, braising and simmering are applied in order to extract more
the basis of Chinese traditional herbalism, it combines strictly processed Chinese
traditional medicine and traditional culinary materials together, while cooking
delicious food, functioning as a healer and restoring health. In China, some people
believe that food tonic is much better than medicine tonic in building up one's
health. Medicine food has a various materials that good for people¡¯s
health after strictly processing. However individuals of different physical status
have to select different herbs. Since it has herbs inside, it is better to have
it after doctors¡¯ permission.
-Baby Pigeon Stewed with Gouqi (Medlar) and Huangqi (Membranous
-Pork Simmered with Lotus Seed and lily;
-Pig's Kidney Stewed
with Eucommia Bark.
Ethnic Chinese cooking does not involve a lot of deep fried
cooking. The reason most of the Chinese restaurants in foreign countries have
deep-fried dishes such as sweet and sour pork, almond fried Chicken, and deep-fried
shrimp is to promote business and to please the western tastes. This may be why
there are more overweight and high blood pressure concerns by westerners than
those by Chinese.