23 deliciously delicious dishes to try in China

23 deliciously delicious dishes to try in China

Categories: Asia | Food and Drinks

China is a huge country where many fragrant, rich and delicious dishes have been invented. There are basic dishes that can be found all over the country, but the cuisine varies depending on the region. In Shanghai they eat xiao lung bao (dumplings), and in Beijing they eat Peking duck. But what else is delicious to try in China?

23 deliciously delicious dishes to try in China

23 deliciously delicious dishes to try in China

Kon yu bing is Chinese fried flatbreads with green onions.

23 deliciously delicious dishes to try in China

The combination of tender duck meat and crispy skin makes Peking duck one of the most delicious dishes that can be enjoyed in the Chinese capital. Ideally, it should be wrapped in a flatbread with onions, cucumbers and hoisin sauce.

23 deliciously delicious dishes to try in China

Yu xiang zhou xi is a dish of sliced pork stewed in a spicy garlic sauce with steamed vegetables, including mushrooms and pepper. This dish is from the southwestern province of Sichuan.

23 deliciously delicious dishes to try in China

This dish is named after the famous Chinese poet, statesman and artist Su Dongpo from Hangzhou Province. Dongpo is pork fat with meat, fried in a frying pan and then stewed.

23 deliciously delicious dishes to try in China

If you like spicy food, try lajiji, a dish from Sichuan province. Fried pieces of chicken breast are combined with peppers, chili and sesame seeds.

23 deliciously delicious dishes to try in China

Zhou Jia mo is the Chinese version of hamburger. This dish is made from minced meat or minced meat (usually pork), which is stuffed into a yeast-free bun. This fast food was invented in Shaanxi province, but it can be found almost anywhere in China.

23 deliciously delicious dishes to try in China

Xiao long bao is the Shanghai version of dumplings. The filling is pork or crab meat. They are served with fragrant broth. First, xiao long bao takes a bite from the side so that the broth from it pours into a spoon. Then the dumpling itself and the filling are eaten and all this is washed down with broth from a spoon.

23 deliciously delicious dishes to try in China

Fermented soy bean paste may not seem very appetizing at first glance, but it is perfect for a noodle dish called zha jiang mian. It is made from traditional Chinese noodles and fried pork. The cooking method varies depending on the region.

23 deliciously delicious dishes to try in China

Despite the name, "beggar's chicken" is a rather intricate dish from Jiangsu province. The whole chicken is stuffed with pork and mushrooms, wrapped in a lotus leaf and then baked in clay. To eat the finished dish, you need to split the clay with a hammer.

23 deliciously delicious dishes to try in China

A popular noodle dish that can be tasted on the streets of Sichuan Province, dan dan is thin noodles floating in chili oil with minced pork and pickled vegetables.

23 deliciously delicious dishes to try in China

Pork bun (char siu bao) is a dish from Canton. Pieces of pork, seasoned with sweet barbecue sauce, are placed in soft buns, which are steamed.

23 deliciously delicious dishes to try in China

It may seem strange to mix tofu with pork, but this is exactly what Ma's tofu dish looks like. This spicy dish of Sichuan province consists of pieces of tofu and pork in hot oil and vegetable broth cooked with pepper peas.

23 deliciously delicious dishes to try in China

It resembles white cocoons, but dragon beard candies are made mainly from sugar and malt syrup, as well as nuts, sesame and coconut.

23 deliciously delicious dishes to try in China

Congee is a cross between rice porridge and soup. Rice grains are boiled in water until a thick soup is obtained. Congas can be served with anything from chicken to pork and even small fried donuts.

23 deliciously delicious dishes to try in China

Yutyao is also called Chinese brushwood or donuts. These are long strips of dough, deep-fried until golden brown. The snack is often eaten with congee. You can try it on the streets almost everywhere in China.

23 deliciously delicious dishes to try in China

Centennial eggs are a Chinese delicacy that was invented in Hunan province. As the name suggests, quail, duck or chicken eggs are stored in a mixture of clay, ash, salt, lime and rice husk for several weeks or months. This process changes the smell, color and taste of the egg.

23 deliciously delicious dishes to try in China

Shumai - dumplings, which are often served on dim sum. They are easily recognized by the wrapped edges. They are originally from Guangdong Province. The filling can be shrimp, crab, pork or vegetables.

23 deliciously delicious dishes to try in China

Gan bian si ji dou is a fried string bean, but not exactly the kind you're used to as a side dish. First, the pods are fried until crisp, and then peppers, leeks, garlic, ginger and mustard root are added.

23 deliciously delicious dishes to try in China

The capital of Shaanxi Province, Xi'an, is the best place to try liang pi. This is a cold noodle dish with lots of spices, which is served with vegetables. Noodles are made from wheat or rice flour.

23 deliciously delicious dishes to try in China

In China, you can try zongzi almost everywhere. These are small envelopes made of bamboo leaves stuffed with sticky rice and sweet or salty filling.

23 deliciously delicious dishes to try in China

If the sweet and sour pork of tang tsu li ji is properly cooked, it will be crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Pieces of meat are served in a sweet and sour sauce, which gives the dish an unusual taste.

23 deliciously delicious dishes to try in China

Guo te is a kind of hybrid of Chinese dumplings and fried buns. Dumplings are stuffed with pork, beef or shrimp in combination with cabbage, ginger and onion.

23 deliciously delicious dishes to try in China

Despite the name, which literally translates as "smelly tofu", chow tofu is very popular on the streets of Shanghai. The dish acquires a specific smell after tofu is soaked in sour milk, vegetables or meat. Then the tofu is fried, steamed, grilled or stewed in sauce.

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