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Who hasn't eaten Chinese food? The distinctive aromatic blend of soy sauce, ginger, and spring onions has wafted into every corner of the globe. Yet, how much do we really know about the 4,000-year-old cuisine that sustains 1.3 billion people in China, that is the most sophisticated, and perhaps, the scariest in the world?

Browse our collection of stories that cover Chinese cuisine history, culture, interesting facts and folklore, quotations, and cooking techniques.

The origin and history of fried rice  

Great Leftovers
The Humble Origin of Fried Rice.

Chinese food cooking tips  

Cooking Tips for Chinese Food
Some basic advice picked up along the culinary way in China and Taiwan.

A range of Taipei restaurants  

Taipei Restaurants
An introduction to some of Taipei's many great eating places.

Chinese food quotations  

The Last Word
Wit, wisdom and observation on Chinese cuisine. Quotes, idioms, proverbs and sayings from philosophers, writers and others, both ancient and modern.

All about Taiwan food   Taiwanese Food – What is It?
A hundred miles from China lies the island nation of Taiwan. Most simply described, the cuisine of this mountainous island on the edge of the Pacific is Chinese, with some significant Japanese influences.
All about Chinese pigs and 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.

An introduction to Chinese tea  

A Chinese Tea Primer
A quick introduction to China's greatest export product.

Chinese tea history  

Chinese Tea History
A potted history of one of the world's favourite drinks.

The history of soy: tofu and soy sauce  

Soy Story: the History of the Soybean
From wild vine to soy burger; it's been a long and interesting journey for the soybean.

Tofu & soybeans  

Chinese Soy Products
In China, the soybean is an important source of protein, and absolutely essential to the favour of Chinese cuisine. Learn about the soy foods essential to Chinese cooking.

stinky tofu, beancurd  

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

Bizarre Food Taiwan  

Bizarre Foods Taiwan
I was a guest on this Travel Channel program with Andrew Zimmern. Watch the segment.

Bizarre Food TV Show Taiwan with Andrew Zimmern  

Bizarre Foods Taiwan, Behind the Scenes
A day on location filming the Bizarre Foods TV program in Taipei with Andrew Zimmern.

Chinese food history  

Chinese Food History Timeline
Chronology of Chinese cuisine through the ages.

Chinese dynasties information  

Chinese Dynasty Timeline
A list of the Chinese Dynasties.

Rice Dumplings in Bamboo Leaves (zong zi)  

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China food trail
Read about my trip to Xinjiang, Gansu, and Hangzhou.




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Soup, Always Soup

Chinese rarely sit down to a lunch or dinner that does not include soup (in the case of noodle soup, soup is the meal). Unlike the Western custom of having soup before the main course, Chinese prefer to eat soup during or towards the end of a meal … Read more

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