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Taiwan beef noodle soup recipe
Red cooked beef noodle soup  

Red Cooked Beef Noodle Soup 紅燒牛肉麵 (hóngshāo niúròu miàn) The slow-braised dish that is the virtual national dish of Taiwan.

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.

Cold Noodles  

Taiwan-style Cold Noodle Salad 台式涼麵 (táishì liàng miàn) Taiwan has many refreshing drinks, snacks and appetisers to keep you cool in summer, but actual cold meals are hard to find, so you can count this easy noodle salad with a tangy sesame dressing as a rarity.

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.


""Live in Hangzhou, marry in Suzhou, dine in Guangzhou, and die in Luzhou." (These cities are said to have the best view, the prettiest women, the best food, and the best coffin wood, respectively).

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.


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Ginseng Facts

Ginseng has been growing in North America for 70 million years. North Americans have been selling ginseng to the Chinese for 300 years (it was the United States' first major export to China in 1800). Westerners use ginseng mainly as a stimulant or to relieve fatigue, while Chinese use it as … read more

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