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LOCAL CUISINES OF GUILIN
Guilin is famous for its exotic dishes and the sight of dogs, birds, turtles, snakes and other weird and wonderful animals in their cages is not unusual here! Don't be afraid though, if you are not feeling especially brave, there are plenty of tasty options for those who prefer their food to be dead before it arrives at the table!. Guilin cuisine is a...
Traditional Chinese Food
Over time, various dishes have become an integral part of the everyday Chinese cuisine. Traditional Chinese Food follows five major styles, which characterize five regions in the country - Beijing, Hunan, Sichuan, Fujian and Canton. Guangdong (Cantonese), Szechuan, Huaiyang, Shandong, Hunan, Fujian, Anhui, and Zhejiang Cuisine are the major types of regio...
Lotus Root Soup Recipe
Chinese like to cook Lotus root soup (called "Lian Ou Tang" in mandarin) for their families. This is because lotus root has many benefits like strengthening the bodies, dispelling heat and enhancing the appetite.  My Mother-in-law cooks this soup regularly due to the hot climate of Singapore. I'll make my son drink it if he feels heaty. ...
Chrysanthemum Tea
Chrysanthemum tea (called Ju Hua Cha in mandarin) is mildly cool in nature. Chinese likes to drink it either as a normal drink to quench thirst, or as an herbal drink to help to cool down the body when feeling heaty. There are two basic methods of making this flower tea - either boiling or steeping. The flowers used for the two methods are also differ...
Xiao Long Bao
Chinese Dim Sum Xiao Long Bao is a delicious bun with tasty soup and soft marinated meat. It is also called Bruce Lee abroad. My son and I love to eat this soupy hand-made Chinese Dim Sum. Sometimes, my son would request to order a set of five for him to enjoy alone!  In Singapore, this Shanghai snack can be found in Chinese restaurants that sell ...
Diners' Best Picks in China
According to a survey by the Da Zhong Dian Ping website, hot pot is Beijingers' top choice and the average bill for eating out in the capital, about 50 yuan per person, is the highest of the five cities, including Shanghai, Guangzhou, Nanjing and Hangzhou. The survey also shows that Shanghai folk love going to coffee shops. Pearl milk tea, which is ma...
The Dragon Boat Festival
The 5th day of the 5th lunar month is the Duanwu Festival, or the Dragon Boat Festival, which is celebrated everywhere in China. The festival dates back to about 2,000 years ago with a number of legends explaining its origin. The best-known story centers on a great patriotic poet named Qu Yuan. The customs vary a lot in different areas of the country,...
Chinese Medicated Cuisines
Chinese medicated cuisines come from traditional Chinese diets and diet therapy. It is a cuisine made from the combination of traditional Chinese medicine and food with medical value. The cuisine is cooked with unique Chinese fine cooking techniques and modern scientific methods. Unlike traditional Chinese medicine and a normal diet, medicated cuisine...
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