18 Facts About Chinese cuisine


Chinese cuisine encompasses the numerous cuisines originating from China, as well as overseas cuisines created by the Chinese diaspora.

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Preferences for seasoning and cooking techniques of Chinese cuisine provinces depend on differences in historical background and ethnic groups.

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Chinese cuisine is highly diverse and most frequently categorised into provincial divisions, although these province-level classifications consist of many more styles within themselves.

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The most praised Four Great Traditions in Chinese cuisine are Chuan, Lu, Yue, and Huaiyang, representing cuisines of West, North, South, and East China, respectively.

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Jiangsu Chinese cuisine favours cooking techniques such as braising and stewing, while Sichuan Chinese cuisine employs baking.

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Zhejiang Chinese cuisine focuses more on serving fresh food and shares some traits in common with Japanese food.

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Fujian Chinese cuisine is famous for its delicious seafood and soups and the use of spices.

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Chinese cuisine noodles come dry or fresh in a variety of sizes, shapes and textures and are often served in soups or fried as toppings.

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Apart from vegetables that can be commonly seen, some unique vegetables used in Chinese cuisine include baby corn, bok choy, snow peas, Chinese eggplant, Chinese broccoli, and straw mushrooms.

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Wide variety of Chinese cuisine desserts are available, mainly including steamed and boiled sweet snacks.

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Chinese cuisine jellies are known collectively in the language as ices.

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Many Chinese cuisine chefs have until recently avoided milk, partly because pasturage for milk producers in a monsoon rice ecology is not economic, and partly because of the high rate of lactose intolerance among the Chinese cuisine population.

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Chinese cuisine sausage is prepared in many different ways, including oven-roasting, stir-frying, and steaming.

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Different types of Chinese cuisine tea include black, white, green, yellow, oolong, and dark tea.

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Chinese cuisine tea is often classified into several different categories according to the species of plant from which it is sourced, the region in which it is grown, and the method of production used.

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Chinese cuisine herb tea, known as medicinal herbal tea, is a kind of tea made from Chinese cuisine medicinal herbs.

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American Chinese cuisine has distinctive dishes originally based on Cantonese cuisine, which are more popular among non-Chinese Americans than with Chinese Americans themselves.

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Chinese cuisine culture has guidelines in how and when food are eaten.

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