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The 8 Great Cuisines of China

chinahighlights.com

8 Culinary Traditions: the standard for how Chinese cook food

  • Identified by Chinese chefs as the best of the many styles of cooking in China
  • These have set the course of how Chinese cook food, and are looked to as models.
  • Each of these schools has a distinct style and different strengths.
  • These...

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  • Shandong Cuisine : fresh and salty with a lot of seafood dishes.
  • Sichuan and Hunan cuisines:  hot spice.
  • Guangdong (Cantonese), Zhejiang, Jiangsu cuisines : great seafood, and generally sweet and ligh...

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Shandong (Lu) Cuisine — the Mother of Northern Style Cuisine

ORIGIN: Shandong and Southern Liaoning Province

FLAVORS: Fishy, fresh, salty, tender, light and crispy

STANDOUT FEATURES:

  • seafood as the main ingredient; pork is enjoyed too
  • Fresh, fishy and salty dishes
  • C...

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"Bao" : Extreme heat stir frying

Ingredients are tossed into a wok with boiling oil for a quick fry to singe its outer layer and lock in the flavor (And keep oil from seeping into the food). Excess oil is dumped once the main ingredient is cooked. Herbs, s...

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Origin: Sichuan Province, Chongqing

  • most popular and widely served cuisine in China
  • famous for its rich,deep flavors; spicy,pungent and hot flavor; and red color
  • Food of Chengdu and Chongqing (used to be part of Sichuan

Spices of Sichuan cuisine

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  • 'Pockmarked Granny' Bean Curd/Mapo tofu
  • Spicy diced chick/ Kung pao chicken
  • Fuqi Fei Pian (Husband and wife lung slices) was created by Guo Zhaohua who sold the delicious, aromatic and irresistible beef slices by trundling a small cart along the streets. The patrons named the...

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  • Origins: Jiangsu Province (Coastal East China) Nanjing, Suzhuo
  • one of the lesser known cuisines
  • (Jiangsu Province has the highest per capita income so) food are more gourmet style; very refined and presented colorfully and artistically
  • emphas...

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High quality ingredients, best seafood (Jiangsu is on the coast +people's high income)

Rice, wheat, rootcrops

watershield, lotus, Chinese chestnuts, winter bamboo shoots, water bamboo, water chestnuts

vegetable/herb combination dishes are carefully chosen for their health benef...

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1. Huaiyang/(Huai'an) style

  • Considered by chefs as 1 of the 4 best in China
  • frequently served at government banquets
  • 1 of the 4 most influential regi...

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1. Huaiyang/(Huai'an) style

  • Considered by chefs as 1 of the 4 best in China
  • frequently served at government banquets
  • 1 of the 4 most influential regi...

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