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Chinese scallion bread recipe
Chinese scallion pancakes  

Spring Onion Flatbread 蔥油餅 cōng yóubǐng (scallion/spring onion pancakes). This delicious, easy-to-make snack is sold on street corners all over the Middle Kingdom.

Water spinach Chinese recipe  

Stir-fried Water Spinach 炒空心菜 (chǎo kōngxīncài) Water spinach is one of the great vegetable staples of Taiwan and southern China. This quick-growing leafy green when cooked right is a great combo of crunchy stems and tender leaves.

Tea Eggs  

Tea Eggs 茶葉蛋 (cháyè dàn) A cheap snack food, found all over China. In spite of the name, tea is not the dominant flavour.

Dongpo Pork  

Dongpo Pork 東坡肉 (dōng pō ròu) Hangzhou's trademark dish. To eat dongpo pork is to begin to understand the role of fat in making meat taste good.

Bamboo and Pork Chop Soup  

Bamboo and Pork Soup 筍子排骨湯 (sǔn zi páigǔ tāng) A simple, traditional Taiwanese soup.

QUOTE
"De Quincy says quite correctly that tea “will always be the favourite beverage of the intellectual,” but the Chinese seem to go further and associate it with the highminded recluse."
–Lin Yutang, The Importance of Living

Chinese Food Articles
smelly tofu, beancurd  

Deliciously Malodorous
Chinese stinky tofu: love it or hate it, there's no ignoring it.

 

Great Leftovers
The Humble Origin of Fried Rice.

Chinese pigs, pork  

China, A Nation of Pork Eaters
Pigs were among the first animals domesticated for food in ancient times, and all through their history Chinese have been dedicated eaters of swine flesh.

 
 

 
Chinese Food Facts

Food-related Chinese Inventions

Rice, the World's Plainest Food?

Soybeans: Why We Don't Eat Them Like Other Beans

From Famine to Feast: Overweight Chinese

The Origin of Chopsticks

Chinese Always Eat Long Grain Rice: True or False?

The True Origin of Kiwifruit

 

 

 

 
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Rice, the World's Plainest Food?

Even the English, known for their plain cooking, use salt when boiling potatoes and carrots. Yet the Chinese cook rice in nothing but water. In stark contrast to the way most other foods are prepared in China, rice is a singularly pure, simple, even bland dish; the perfect foil for well seasoned meat and vegetable dishes.

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