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China: Recipes and Cuisine

Chinese village along a river

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One of the world's greatest and most ancient culinary traditions, Chinese cuisine is ordered on the Eight Great Traditions, regional styles that form the foundation of most differences in Chinese cooking.

Pork and chicken are popular meats, along with a wide variety of seafood along the coast. Apart from that the Chinese have a strong Buddhist tradition of vegetarian cuisine as well. Stir frying is the most well known cooking method. Ingredients in most dishes are cut into bite-sized pieces to be eaten with chopsticks.

Recipes

Chinese Recipes

Bao

Bao Recipe (Chinese steamed, filled buns)

(Chinese steamed, filled buns)

Siu Mai

Siu Mai Recipe (Chinese steamed pork and shrimp dumplings)

(Chinese steamed pork and shrimp dumplings)

Mapo Doufu

Mapo Doufu Recipe (Chinese Szechuan tofu and ground pork in spicy sauce)

(Chinese Szechuan tofu and ground pork in spicy sauce)

Cu Liu Ji

Chopsticks

(Chinese chicken in vinegar sauce)

Zuiji

Zuiji Recipe (Chinese drunken chicken)

(Chinese drunken chicken)