China is considered to have one of the longest traces of history and civilization. With this, no one can question the nation’s wealthy and interesting destinations that made huge roles in their history and culture. Aside from this, let’s not forget their exquisite and unique cuisine that allows anyone to experience the nation through its aroma and flavors.
Here are the popular Chinese cuisines that are always present at every Chinese restaurant.
It is said that dim sums originated in the Cantonese region of China. These small bite-sized round dishes are usually stuffed with meat or vegetables. The taste of dim sums varies depending on the ingredients and preferred flavors that can be either savory or sweet. The usual preparation of dim sums is by placing it in bamboo baskets and steam it for minutes. But it can also be done through baking or frying it.
Part of the rich-filled history and tradition of China is the traditional food called dumplings. It is an easy but flavorful dish that can be made up of minced pork, beef, chicken, shrimp, or vegetables. Like dim sums, it can be cooked by steaming and frying it.
Wonton noodles are said to be first tasted during the Qing Dynasty (1644). This homey and appetizing dish was first enjoyed by rich families but became widespread after World War II. There are many variations of this dish depending on the area you’re visiting. Typically, wonton noodles are made up of noodles, pork, shrimp, shallots, dumplings.
This tasty and easy to cook dish originated in the Cantonese region of the country. The Chow Mien dish literally means stir-fried noodles. It consists of noodles, meat (either pork, chicken, or shrimp), onions, shrimp and/or oyster sauces, and ginger. The steps in creating this dish are the same as the other pasta dishes you can think of but the only difference is after the noodles were boiled, it would be stir-fried with the other ingredients.
Ma Po Tofu
Another old yet sumptuous dish is Ma Po Tofu. This more than 100-year old dish usually has a spicy taste that is brought by special chili powder and is enjoyed by the customers as soon as it is cooked.