Experiencing Chinese food
For a foreigner coming to China, adjusting to Chinese food can represent a challenge. In my first visit I couldn't accept and enjoy it so much, due to a great difference to western cuisine. At my second visit, I feel in LOVE with healthy and natural Chinese food.
A healthy Chinese meal:
I heard a joke that a foreigner come to China and plan to stay one year to try all the cuisine in China, but after one year he is still in Guangdong province…
The variety can be seen in every meal, and choices are unlimited. Different areas of the country have completely different and recognizable cousin.
Breakfast: For breakfast is the best to eat something steamed, as it is light and nutritious to start the day.
Baozi, popular steamed buns, most common breakfast:
City famous for its breakfast is Guangzhou and Guangdong province. Guangdong people like to steam food, which is the reason why most of the Cantonese food is light and healthier.
The following are pictures of 'dimsum', steamed dish, commonly served in bamboo steamers and had in Guangzhou for breakfast.
Naturally, every meal is perfectly followed by a cup of Chinese tea:
This is probably 1% of the meals you can find in China, as it is well known that many many things can be prepared as (tasty) food in China.
Some (for me) unusual food and meals:
Zongzi, traditional Chinese food usually prepared for the Dragon Boat Festival:
Fried baby bees:
Chicken wings BBQ stuffed with rice:
Jujube, Chinese dried red date:
Lychee, tropical fruit:
Chinese food can be described in a 1000 page novel, so this article is meant just to show variety and impressions of a foreigner meeting Chinese food (for the second time)
Thanks for reading.
Photo credits: Saletomic.
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