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rice porridge recipe  

Rice Porridge with Side Dishes 稀飯 (xīfàn) / 清粥小菜 (qīng zhōu xiǎocài) Traditional breakfast.

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Anchovies with Peanuts  

Fish Fry with Peanuts 丁香花生 (dīngxiāng huāshēng) A classic Taiwan savoury appetiser.

Chinese radish (turnip) cake recipe  

Fried Radish Cake with Pork and Mushrooms 肉燥蘿蔔糕 (ròu zào luóbo gāo) The homestyle, meaty version of that great staple of Chinese breakfast shops and dim sum restaurants, fried radish cake.

Chinese Lard Rice  

Lard-Flavoured Rice 豬油拌飯 (zhū yóu bàn fàn) Only plain white rice is simpler than this pauper's dish.

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Chinese Food Articles
Chinese radish (turnip) cake recipe  

Fried Radish Cake with Pork and Mushrooms 肉燥蘿蔔糕 (ròu zào luóbo gāo) The homestyle, meaty version of that great staple of Chinese breakfast shops and dim sum restaurants, fried radish cake.

Chinese pigs, pork  

Why China is 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 pork.

smelly tofu, beancurd  

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

 
 

 
Chinese Food Facts

From Famine to Feast: Overweight Chinese

Food-related Chinese Inventions

The Origin of Chopsticks

The True Origin of Kiwifruit

Chinese Always Eat Long Grain Rice: True or False?

Rice, the World's Plainest Food?

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

 

 

 

 
Featured Chinese Food Recipe
Chinese sticky rice dumpling reciperecipe  

Zongzi –Rice Dumplings
in Bamboo Leaves 粽子

 
Featured Chinese Food Snippets

What is Cassia?

The dried bark of the cassia tree (Cinnamomum cassia) is one of the ingredients of five spice powder. Cassia is related to and similar to the better known cinnamon, a native of Sri Lanka. An alternative name for cassia, Bastard Cinnamon provides a clue that, outside of China at least, it is considered inferior to cinnamon, the flavour being more pungent, not as sweet and delicate … more

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