Top Popular Chinese Dishes: for all travelers coming to China

27/05/2014
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With thousands of years’ development, Chinese dishes are indispensable to its culture, presently enjoying world-wide fame and a positive reputation. Here we recommend the following top popular Chinese dishes.

Top 1 Beijing Roasted Duck

According to a Chinese saying, “no visit to Beijing is complete if you miss seeing the Great Wall or dining on Roast Duck.Peking roasted duck is a must-try for visitors to Beijing. With a history of more than 600 years, it has received worldwide recognition for its tempting shining color, crispy skin and tender meat. The secret of the delicacy lies in that ducks of a peculiar kind are raised to specific weight, slaughtering, syrup-coated, hung dry, and then roasted either in a closed oven or an open oven.

Beijing Roasted Duck

Beijing Roasted Duck

Top 2 Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken is a popular Chinese dish, coming from the Sichuan Province of central-western China. It is made up of chicken and Chinese vegetables stir fried then tossed in a spicy sauce. This dish is usually served with white or fried rice.

Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken

Top 3 Hot Pot

Hot Pot refers to several Chinese varieties of steamboat stew. It consists of a simmering metal pot of stock at the center of the dining table. While the hot pot is kept simmering, ingredients are placed into the pot and are cooked at the table. Typical hot pot ingredients include thinly sliced meat, leafy vegetables, mushrooms, wontons, egg dumplings and seafood. The cooked food is usually eaten with a dipping sauce.

Hot Pot

Hot Pot

Top 4 Hui Guo Rou

Hui Guo Rou means that “the pork has been cooked twice”. The process of cooking involves boiling belly pork steak chunks in hot water with slices of ginger and salt first; after being cut into thin slices, the pork is returned to a wok and shallow fried in hot oil. The most common vegetables to accompany the pork in Twice-cooked pork are cabbage and peppers.

Hui Guo Rou

Hui Guo Rou

Top 5 Jingjiang Rou Si

Jingjiang Rou Si consists of thin pork strips marinated and sauteed in a traditional Beijing sweet sauce. The pork is accompanied by shreds of spring onion and thin pancakes for wrapping the meat and vegetables.

Jingjiang Rou Si

Jingjiang Rou Si

Top 6 Jiaozi

Typically, Jiaozi consists of a ground meat and/or vegetable filling wrapped into a thinly rolled piece of dough, which is then sealed by pressing the edges together or by crimping. Jiaozi has a thicker, chewier skin and a flatter, more oblate, double-saucer like shape (similar in shape to ravioli), and are usually eaten with a soy-vinegar dipping sauce.

Jiaozi

Jiaozi

Top 7 Yang Rou Pao Mo

Yang Rou Pao Mo is a kind of soup, made of mutton. Visitors who travel in Xian have two things to do: one is to see the famous Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, the other is to taste “Yang Rou Pao Mo”.
When you order the meal, you will be given a large bowl and a quantity of round, flat unleavened bread. You have to break the bread into small pieces so that it can absorb the flavor of the liquid. The smaller you break the pieces, the better the result.

Yang Rou Pao Mo

Yang Rou Pao Mo

Top 8 Fan Qie Chao Dan ( Tomatoes and Eggs )

This egg and tomato recipe is simple and tastes great. Place the whole eggs in a bowl and set aside until they attain room temperature. Separately cook tomatoes and then mix them together. This method can make the egg become too soft like a thick sauce.

Fan Qie Chao Dan

Fan Qie Chao Dan

Top 9 Tangcu Liji

Tangcu Liji is a tasty dish of sweet, honey-glazed chicken strips, often topped with sesame seeds. It is easy to be classify into the Shanghai-style cuisine, but the dish is widely available around China.

Tangcu Liji

Tangcu Liji