Blog - Chinese Food & Cuisine

7 Steps to Make Authentic Chinese Dumplings

Dumpling (jiǎo zi) is unarguably the most popular and highest-profile Chinese dish, with very good reasons: firstly, making and eating dumplings is an important activity for families on traditional Chinese festivals like New Year's Eve of Spring Festival and Winter Solstice, especially for those in northern China. Secondly, somehow the Chinese dumpling has become a work of art, thanks to the co ...
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Famous Snacks to Try in China’s 10 Cities

Chinese are good at cooking, any ingredients could be cooked into delicacy, and this is evidence in the street food, which is fun, special, absolutely delicious and great value! Make sure you try the snack food when visiting China’s top cuisine cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou…1. BeijingDouzhi'er (豆汁) is the most typical traditional drink in Beijing, which is made from ...
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Feast on North Korean Food in Beijing

Poverty and enthusiastic leadership-worship is a clichéd image that comes to mind when most westerners think of North Korea, a country of isolation and mystery. Yet North Korean cuisine, that is also something you will never forget about North Korea once you try. You don’t need to get into the country for the specialties, here in Beijing, China’s capital, a handful of restaurants run by North ...
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Sichuan Hot Pot

Hop pot is a winter favorite in Sichuan. The ingredients for hot pots of different styles are mainly beef, mutton, seafood and vegetables. The boiling stock of Cantonese hotpot is light in taste, while the Sichuan hotpot features hot and spicy stock to enhance the flavor of the meat and vegetables. Diners choose their own selection of meat and vegetables and dip them into the boiling pot at thei ...
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Tianjin Goubuli Baozi

Goubuli is a famous brand of baozi (buns) from Tianjin. Founded in 1858, it is one of China's longest established brands. Guobuli has the alarming literally translation 'dogs won't touch them' or 'dog doesn't care'. Several explanations have been offered for its unusual name; the most popular is that it comes from a childhood nickname of the founder, Gao Gui You. Given to protect Gao from bad lu ...
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About Zongzi - Chinese Rice Dumpling

Zongzi is a traditional Chinese food, made of glutinous rice stuffed with different fillings and wrapped in bamboo leaves or other plant leaves. It is usually eaten during Dragon Boat Festival, which falls on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar. This year, the festival falls on June 23, 2012.I still remember making and enjoying Zongzi as a child. Along with my brother and sist ...
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Top Food to Eat in Guilin

Besides the limestone peaks and crystal rivers, Guilin's local cuisine is quite special:Yangshuo Beer FishYangshuo Beer Fish is the most famous dish in Yangshuo. It is made from fresh caught Li River carp. The fresh fish is fried in a wok along with beer, hot and green peppers, garlic, onions, celery, tomatoes, soy, and sugar. Most of the time the fish is served whole containing bones, but the d ...
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