• Studying and living in China will definitely allow you the opportunity to taste and experience Chinese cuisine. Faced with a wide range of Chinese dishes and unfamiliar names, which dishes are suitable for international students to try?To get more news about special dishes of china, you can visit shine news official website.

    There is a Chinese saying, “Food is the first necessity of the people”, which shows that Chinese people attach great importance to food. As a country rich in culinary culture, Chinese cuisine is second to none in the world in terms of its variety of dishes, a wide range of flavours, as well as its sophisticated and complicated cooking skills. For a long time, cuisines from all over China have been affected by the regional environment, climate, products, customs and eating habits. The famous Eight Major Cuisines of Chinese food is the most direct feature of this regional difference in eating. People would tend to have very different foods even just for breakfast. What the Chinese eat for breakfast?

    There is the list of the top 10 Chiense foods for breakfast. The four major cuisines of Shandong, Jiangsu, Guangdong, and Sichuan formed earlier in history and later differentiated into other four major cuisines Zhejiang, Fujian, Hunan, and Huizhou cuisines, thus forming the Eight Major Cuisines of Chinese food. Among the Top 20 popular Chinese dishes, Sichuan cuisine occupies half of the seats. The top three dishes include Sichuan hot pot, Dongpo braised pork belly and West Lake fish in Vinegar gravy. Sichuan cuisine consists of many famous and special dishes with local flavours in Chongqing, Chengdu, north Sichuan and south Sichuan. Chinese people often say that Sichuan dishes own various flavours.

    Sichuan cuisine is also the largest folk cuisine. You can see Sichuan restaurants all over the country, which indicating its popularity. In addition to the Sichuan hot pot that can be found everywhere, the most popular dishes in Sichuan cuisine are Twice-cooked pork slices and Mapo Tofu. Twice-cooked pork slices is a traditional dish of pork meat in Sichuan cuisine. Twice-cooked pork slices is characterized by its unique taste, bright brown colour and oil-shiny but not greasy. The characteristic of Cantonese cuisine is its emphasis on the original taste and coordination of different food materials. Besides, Guangdong Province is rich in agricultural and aquatic resources which make it possible to apply fresh food materials at a lower cost. At the same time, Cantonese cuisine uses only a small amount of spices. Though many dishes use spices such as ginger, spring onions, sugar, salt, soy sauce, rice wine, oil, brine, etc, they are only used in small amount to preserve the original taste of the ingredients. That’s also the reason why most of Cantonese cuisines are cooked by steamed, which rarely bring strong taste or flavour of the spices into the dish. The clay pot is a common cooking tool used in China, especially when the dish is done with slow cooking. Steaming rice, marinated sausage and green leaves vegetables in a clay pot together and then adding in flavourful sauce is the most common way of cooking the famous Cantonese dish of steamed rice in clay pot. The crispy rice on the bottom is the essence of this dish and also a symbol of the balanced flavour of this dish. Shrimp dumpling is a traditional dish of dim sum offered in Cantonese teahouses and restaurants. Cantonese people love drinking tea with a small basket of shrimp dumplings. The out layer rapping of the shrimp dumplings are white and thin and the shrimp red stuffing is faintly visible. This dim sum dish is popular for its smooth and freshly delicious taste. Double-layer Milk Custard/Pudding is a traditional dessert that still very popular nowadays. It’s normally served in afternoon tea time or after the supper. It’s called double-layer Milk Custard because of the double milky skins on the top, which are formed during cooking. The first skin is formed during cooling the boiled milk and the second is formed when cooling the cooked custard. If you can stand the smell, the deliciousness of stinky tofu and the health benefits it brings to people may attract you to be a follower of this famous dish “Stinky Tofu”. Stinky tofu is usually cooked by deep-frying and served with chili sauce. Vendors of selling Stinky Tofu can be found in any corner of Hunan region. It’s a very popular street snack.