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"Tea tempers the spirit, harmonizes the mind, dispels lassitude, relieves fatigue, awakens thought and prevents drowsiness.
– The Classic Art of Tea, by Lu Yu

Chinese Recipes
Cold Noodles  

Taiwan-style Cold Noodle Salad 台式涼麵 (tái shì 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.

Dongpo Pork  

Dongpo Pork 東坡肉 (dong-1 po-1 rou-4) Hangzhou's trademark dish. To eat dongpo pork is to begin to understand the role of fat in making meat taste good.

Deep Fried Tofu  

Deep Fried Tofu 炸豆腐 (zha-4 dou-4 fu-3) Great as a snack or as part of a meal.

Taiwan Steamed Fish  

Steamed Fish 清蒸魚 (qing-1 zheng-1 yu-2) A really simple dish that requires only the most basic arsenal of Chinese ingredients.

Pickled Cucumber Salad  

Pickled Cucumber Salad 涼拌黃瓜 (liáng bàn huáng guā) A lightly pickled salad commonly served in Taiwan as a zesty appetiser.

Hot and Sour Soup  

Hot and Sour Soup 酸辣湯 (suan-1 la-4 tang-1) This is a hearty, chunky Taiwanese version of the soup that can be found in Chinese restaurants worldwide.

Anchovies with Peanuts  

Fish Fry with Peanuts 丁香花生 (ding-1 xiang-1 hua-1 sheng-1) A classic Taiwan savoury appetiser.

Chinese radish (turnip) cake recipe  

Fried Radish Cake 蘿蔔糕 (luóbo gāo) Radish cake is one of the great staples of breakfast stores and dim sum restaurants.


 
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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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Tasty Asian pork & bamboo soup  

Bamboo and Pork Soup
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Featured Chinese Food Snippets

Why Pork is a Synonym for Meat

China consumes far more pork than any other country, and not surprisingly has the largest pig population in the world. Pork so dominates the meat market that if a dish name includes the word meat, you can be fairly certain that pork is what is meant. more

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