Chinese Cuisine

Chinese Food

The Chinese cuisine is one of the most famous cuisines in the world. It mainly consists of rice and noodles, and the food is often spicy and rich in flavor. Chinese food carries many cultural elements, and eating is considered a social occasion: It is customary to eat with friends or with family. While eating, each person uses his/her chopsticks to take food from plates that are located in the center of the table; The concept of personal dishes, as it is known in the West, is relatively unknown here.

As Chinese cuisine has spread globally, it has been adapted to local tastes and ingredients and modified by the local cuisine, to greater or lesser extents. This process has resulted in a number of forms of fusion cuisines, often very popular in the country in question, and some of these, such as ramen (Japanese Chinese) have become popular internationally.

A Culture of Food

Despite the unprecedented economic growth that has changed China in the past 33 years, one element that has not changed is the food. Chinese people love to eat, and they have a very good reason; The ritual of eating and the importance that food entails create an experience that is as unique as it is delicious. From Dim-Sum to Sichuan spicy dishes, the Chinese cuisine varies with location, and perhaps the most famous cuisines in China belong to SiChuan, Shandong and Guangdong provinces. Each style carries its own distinct characteristics and flavors, yet they all bring forth a culinary experience like nothing else.

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