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Why Not Order Authentic And Traditional Chinese Food

Chinese food seems to be a favourite amongst many of us and it seems we have fallen in love with the cuisine. Chinese food is the most popular ethnic cuisine choice from all the choices available. Whilst many believe prawn crackers and fortune cookies are authentic Chinese food, they are misguided. Chinese cuisine is vast; every region in China has its own speciality dish making each dish unique and different from the others. However, for true authentic Chinese food, some basic principles need to be followed to ensure it is traditional Chinese that you are eating.
So what is the main dish in a traditional Chinese meal? Well the answer is starch, unlike other western countries where the main dish is meat based. In southern china the diet mainly consists of rice. However, in northern China this is not the case. Their diet consists of wheat flour noodles or a steamed bun as the main dish and side dishes are comprised of meat namely beef, pork or chicken. Other side dishes include cooked vegetable, fish and soup. Where in western countries soup is served as a starter, in China soup or rice is served at the end of the meal.
When sitting down to an authentic Chinese meal, chopsticks are always used accompanied with an individual bowl of noodles or rice. The rest of your dishes are then placed in the centre of the table and shared amongst everyone. Chinese tradition is to eat right off the plate using your chopsticks not serving yourself an individual portion. This is one reason why Chinese food when served is in small pieces as this makes it easy to pick up off the plate using the chopsticks. Another tradition of a Chinese meal is to serve tea as opposed to soft drinks.
After the main course, traditional Chinese desserts are very simple. Usually this is plain fresh fruit or fruit that has been glazed with sugar. Another popular and traditional Chinese dessert is simple rice pudding. Chinese desserts are not rich in flavour as seen with other cuisines.

When you next order your takeaway delivery of Chinese food, why not be a little adventurous and choose dishes that are regional, for example Sichuan spicy chicken or pork dishes. Online ordering facilities make ordering your takeaways simple. You can find Takeaway London restaurants and takeaways all over the UK that offer pure, tasty and authentic Chinese food for delivery.

When you next order your takeaway delivery of Chinese food, why not be a little adventurous and choose dishes that are regional, for example Sichuan spicy chicken or pork dishes. Online ordering facilities make ordering your takeaways simple. You can find Takeaway London restaurants and takeaways all over the UK that offer pure, tasty and authentic Chinese food for delivery.