China is abundant in tourism sources. Delicious Chinese foods are indispensable in a good tour. With long history, unique features, numerous styles and exquisite cooking, Chinese Cuisine is one important constituent part of Chinese culture. Chinese dishes are famous for color, aroma, taste, meaning and look. Following are the most eight popular dishes among foreigners and Chinese. For customers’ convenience, we also list their Chinese names and English pronunciations. These eight dishes are Sweet and Sour Pork (Chicken), Gong Bao Chicken, Ma Po Tofu, Wonton, Dumplings, Spring Rolls, Chow Mein and Peking Duck. These dishes are available in most large restaurants in China. Since China is so beautiful and Chinese food is so delicious, taking a Chinese Food Tour is a good way to taste these tasty delicacies and enjoy beautiful scenic spots in China.
With a long history of more than 1800 years, dumpling is a traditional food widely popular in China, especially in north China such as Zhengzhou, Chengde, Dalian, Harbin, etc. Dumpling generally consists of minced meat and finely chopped vegetables wrapped into a thin and elastic piece of dough skin. Popular fillings can be mince pork, diced shrimp, fish, ground chicken, beef, vegetables, etc. They can be cooked by boiling, steaming, frying or baking. Dumplings are the symbol of Chinese food, and a traditional dish eaten on Chinese New Year’s Eve.
6. Spring Rolls
Spring roll is a Cantonese dim sum with elongated shape. The fillings of spring rolls could be vegetables or meat, and the taste could be either sweet or salt. After the fillings wrapped into spring roll wrappers, the next step is frying. Then the spring rolls with the color of golden yellow are prepared.
7. Chow Main
The “Chow Mein” is Cantonese pronunciation which means stir-fried noodles. Generally speaking, the stir-fried dish consists of noodles, meat (including chicken, beef, shrimp, or pork), onions and celery. For making chow mein, the noodles need to be cooked in boiled water for a while, after they becoming cool, then move to the step of stir-frying.
8. Beijing Roast Duck
Peking duck is a famous duck dish from Beijing, enjoying world fame, and is considered as one of China’s national dishes. The Peking duck is praised for the thin and crispy skin. The sliced Peking duck is often eaten with pancakes, sweet bean sauce, or soy with mashed garlic. Visitors in Beijing also can relish other delicious delicacies such as Mongolian Pot, Bifengtang Prawns and Shredded Potato.
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