China's traditional arts command a great part of the country's rich heritage. Since ancient time, Chinese society has cherished excellence in its arts. Over centuries, Chinese arts have developed its own unique styles and forms. Singing, sculpture, calligraphy, painting, carving and others are the timeworn forms of expression in Chinese arts.
Chinese cooking embodies the dining culture tradition of Chinese nation. Compared with the cooking of all other nations in the world, it has many distinctive features.
Firstly, it has varied flavor. Since our country has a vast territory and abundant resources with differences in climate, products, cus... read more »
A saying is often heard that "there are two things you must do in Beijing, to eat the Beijing Roast duck and to see the ten thousands miles long Great wall." Therefore, you may see that how essential a taste of the Beijing Roast Duck is in a Beijing tour. The Beijing Duck is even dubbed as "the No. 1 ... read more »
China is a country with incredible diversity in its cuisines. The differences were originally based around the regions where the tastes developed but these days it is possible to enjoy the different styles almost everywhere in China.
We know that our customers want to experience the true tastes of China, so w... read more »
Medicinal food is food with the function of dietetic therapy, which is made by taking medicine and food as materials and processing them through cooking. It is the product of the combination of Chinese traditional medical knowledge and cooking experience. It "has medicine amid food". It not only takes drug... read more »
Chinese diet has a long history. In the country which has been a nation of etiquette and particular about food being the first necessity of the people since antiquity, dining etiquette has naturally become an important part of dining culture.
The banquet etiquette of China is said to originate from Lord Zhou... read more »
In late Qin and early Han period, Chuan cuisine had basically been established. During the Tang and Song Dynasties, it went through rapid development. In the Ming and Qing Dynasties, it had enjoyed a great reputation. Now the Chuan cuisine restaurants spread all over the world. Authentic Chuan cuisine is represented... read more »
Chinese dishes have many schools in cooking. Of them, the most influential and representative and acknowleged by the society are the culinary schools of Lu, Chuan, Yue, Min, Su, Zhe, Xiang and Hui, namely, what people often says "the eight culinary schools" of China.
The formation of a culinary sch... read more »
The hot pot (huoguo) has a long history in China. It originated in the north, where people have to fend off the chill early in the year. It spread to the south during the Tang dynasty (A.D. 618-906). Later, northern nomads who settled in China enhanced the pot with beef and mutton, and southerners did the same with ... read more »
Hui cuisine, the short term of Anhui cuisine, is also called Wan cuisine. It is one of the eight culinary schools of China. The Anhui flavor is mainly composed of the dishes of South Anhui, coastal areas of the Yangtze River and those of the Hui River, of which the cuisine of South Anhui serve as the representative.... read more »
Lu cuisine is composed of Jinan cuisine, Jiaodong cuisine and Kongfu cuisine. Though the three cuisines have the same geographical position and belong to the category of "Lu cuisine", they have their own characteristics.
Jinan cuisine selects materials extensively. The dishes with thick color are p... read more »
Represented by Fuzhou cuisine, it has long been well known for its delicate making, beautiful color and clear and fresh seasoning. Fujian cuisine gives prority to seafood. In taste, it is complete with saltiness, sweetness, sourness and spiciness. The salty seasonings include shrimp sauce, shrimp oil and soy sauce; ... read more »
Chinese people love to eat and China boasts one of the world's greatest cuisines. During the long period of development of the eating culture, there formed many things about the eating that foreign visitors may find quite different from what they are used to and even feel weird.
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Jiangsu cuisine is called Su cuisine for short. Represented by Suzhou and Yangzhou cuisine, it is one of the eight famous culinary schools in China. The famous chefs of past dynasties in Jiangsu have created the traditional dishes in the style of Su cuisine. Nanjing repted as the "emperor's continent" sinc... read more »
Hunan cuisine, also called Xiang cuisine, has long been reputed as a land of fish and rice as products abound and the people live in plenty in Hunan. It gives priority to abundance, fatness, smoothness and moist and mostly take chillis as the main course. It not only has the saltiness of the north and the sweetness ... read more »
There have been records of Yue cuisine since the West Han Dynasty. During the South Song Dynasty, it was under the influence of the migration of imperial chefs to the lamb city (Guangdong). During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, it went through rapid development. In the 20th century, due to international trade, it assi... read more »
Zhejiang cuisine, which is called Zhe cuisine for short, is the culinary school of Zhejiang local flavor. Zhejiang is a land of fish and rice in the Yangtze River Delta. Zhe cuisine of modern times has produced a large number of fine products, is being perfected and has established a school of its own. It enjoys a g... read more »
When taking a dinner, people should behave in a civilized manner, pay attention to their own table manners and keep a good dining habit. Generally they should pay attention to the following several points:
Let the elders eat first or when you hear an elder say "let's eat", you start to eat. You sho... read more »