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Eight Most Popular Chinese Dishes

China is rich in tourist attractions. Delicious foods are an attraction indispensable in a good tour. With a long history, unique features, numerous styles and exquisite cooking, Chinese cuisine is one important constituent part of Chinese culture. Chinese dishes are famous for color, aroma, taste, meaning and appearance. The following are the eight most popular dishes among foreigners and Chinese. For customers con!enience, we also list their Chinese character names and "nglish pronunciations. These eight dishes are sweet and sour pork #chicken$, gong bao chicken, ma po tofu, wontons, dumplings, spring rolls, chow mein and %eking duck. These dishes are a!ailable in most large restaurants in China. &ince China is so attraction'packed and Chinese food is so delicious, taking a Chinese Food Tour is a good way to ensure you taste a !ariety of these delicious delicacies and en(oy the top sights in China.

&weet and &our %ork


&weet and sour pork has a bright orange'red color, and a delicious sweet and sour taste. )t the !ery beginning there was only sweet and sour pork, but to meet demands, there ha!e been some de!elopments on this dish. *ow, the pork can be substituted by other ingredients like chicken, beef or pork ribs. +ead the D,- recipes of sweet and sour pork ribs.

.ong /ao Chicken


This is a famous &ichuan'style specialty, popular with both Chinese and foreigners. The ma(or ingredients are diced chicken, dried chili, and fried peanuts. %eople in Western countries ha!e created a Western'style gong bao chicken, for which the diced chicken is co!ered with cornstarch, and !egetables, sweet and sour sauce and mashed garlic are added.

0a %o Tofu
0a po tofu is one of the most famous dishes in Chuan Cuisine with a history of more than 122 years. 0a # $ describes a spicy and hot taste which comes from pepper powder, one kind of condiment usually used in Chuan Cuisine. The milky tofu is enriched with brownish red ground beef and chopped green onion. ,t is really a tasty delicacy. +ead the D,- recipes of ma po tofu.

Wontons
&ince the Tang Dynasty #3145627$, it has been a custom for people to eat wontons on the winter solstice. The most !ersatile shape of a wonton is simple a right triangle, similar to ,talian tortellini. Wontons are commonly boiled and ser!ed in soup or sometimes deep'fried. The filling of wontons can be minced pork or diced shrimp.

Dumplings
With a long history of more than 1,422 years, dumplings are a traditional food widely popular in *orth China. Dumplings consist of minced meat and chopped !egetables wrapped into a thin piece of dough skin. %opular fillings are mince pork, diced shrimp, ground chicken, beef, and !egetables. They can be cooked by boiling, steaming, or frying. Dumplings are a traditional dish eaten on Chinese *ew -ear s "!e.

Chow 0ein
The 8Chow mein8 is the Cantonese pronunciation of the Chinese characters abo!e, which means stir'fried noodles. .enerally speaking, this stir'fried dish consists of noodles, meat #usually chicken, beef, shrimp, or pork$, onions and celery. For making chow mein, the noodles need to be cooked in boiling water for a while. )fter they becoming cool, then mo!e to the step of stir'frying.

%eking +oasted Duck


%eking duck is a famous dish from /ei(ing, en(oying world fame, and considered as one of China s national dishes. %eking duck is sa!ored for its thin and crispy skin. The &liced %eking duck is often eaten with pancakes, sweet bean sauce, or soy with mashed garlic. ,t is a must'taste dish in /ei(ing9

&pring +olls
&pring rolls are a Cantonese dim sum of cylindrical shape. The filling of spring rolls could be !egetables or meat, and the taste could be either sweet or sa!ory. )fter fillings are wrapped in spring roll wrappers, the next step is frying. Then the spring rolls are gi!en their golden yellow color. ,t is a dish especially popular in :iangxi, :iangsu, &hanghai, Fu(ian, .uang;hou, &hen;hen, <ong =ong, etc.

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