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Food Symbolism
In China, foods are given different meanings, so that in certain occasion a kind of food, can only be eaten by some specific individuals, or a kind of food must be eaten in specific occasion. Usually, an honored guest will be served a snapper's head or shell to hail him and show warmly welcome in some districts. Long noodle is the symbol of longevity in...
China, a Nation of Pork Eaters
Throughout history, Chinese have been dedicated eaters of swine flesh. Pigs, along with dogs, were among the first animals domesticated for food in ancient Chinese times. Today 8,000 years later, China still consumes far more pork than any other country, and not surprisingly, ha...
Xinjiang Grape Festival
Dates: August 20-26 Place: Turpan, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Activities: Tourists may attend wedding ceremonies of the Uygur minority and attend performances of local graceful dances. A hami melon contest and trade fairs are arranged. In addition, travelers may visit the street of grapes and melons and see commercial camel teams traveling along...
China Guizhou Famous Liquor and Wine Festival
Dates: July to August Place: Zunyi City, Maotai Township in Renhuai, and the Shizhang Caves in Chishui, Guizhou Province Activities: An opening ceremony and large recreational performances will be held. Tourists may visit the Zunyi Museum of Liquor and Wine and the Maotai Brewery-home of China's most famous liquor or 'white spirit'. Other tourist attr...
Qingdao International Beer Festival
Dates: In the second 10-day period of August Place: Qingdao City, Shandong Province Activities: Large recreational performances, art parades, fashion shows, seaside fireworks, sporting events, trade fairs and symposiums for the exchange of brewing technology are held.
Buns and breads
Chinese bakeries carry pastries and sweet buns filled with delights such as red bean paste, egg custard, BBQ pork, or coconut cream. Families eat them on the run for breakfast, or to curb a midday snack attack. Hong Kong bakeries are known for their wide variety of baked and steamed buns, which may have been influenced by English high tea culture during B...
Noodles and China Culture
Chinese noodles come in different sizes and shapes. They can be cooked in the soup or stir-fried, which is known as "chow mien." Noodles are usually served for breakfast, lunch, or late snacks. During birthday celebrations, noodles are served to symbolize long life. The longer the noodle, the longer the life will be for the birthday person. Acco...
Chopsticks
The Chopstick is a miracle among the creations of Chinese food culture. This utensil helps the dinner to really relish his or her food. The use of chopsticks with ease will add to the enjoyment of the delicacies. How to use them maybe a problem and here are our suggestions that may be helpful: First, hold the upper stick like a pen with your thumb and mi...
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