Workshop - Chinese Food
Chinese cuisine enjoys an international reputation around the world. China has a vast territory, and the produce, climate and living habits differ greatly from province to province.
Shandong, Sichuan, Jiangsu, Guangdong, Zhejiang, Fujian, Hunan and Anhui are all famous provinces with their own special cuisine.
Southern China Guangdong province in Southern China (Cantonese) likes light food. North China (Beijing) likes heavy noodles, pancake crust and seasoned flavours. The Sichuanese like spicy hot and sour food, and the Shanxi people like sour food.
The most common Chinese foods in the UK are:
- Hakka Food - black bean, salty fish, sweet and sour, steamed fish.
- Cantonese Food - salted and peppered. The most famous dishes are Dim Sum, three roasts (pork, belly pork and duck), Chow Mein, and Egg Fried Rice.
- Beijing Food - Beijing duck, bun (Bāozi包子), dumplings (jiǎo zi).
- Sichuan Food - spiced noodles, chilli fish, shredded pork with chilli sauce.