Eat China

Posted by on Apr 14, 2013 in China, Destinations, Featured, Guest Posts | 7 comments

Today’s guest post comes from Agness. A wanderer, who travels the globe on less than $25.00 a day, Agness  is a perfect mascot for all of us budget travelers out there. WARNING…I don’t recommend viewing this post on an empty stomach! 🙂

SONY DSCAgness is a Polish vagabond who, after graduation, left her comfort zone and set off for a journey of her lifetime to China in 2011. She has been constantly travelling the world since then (slowly, but surely as she says), living like a local for less than $25 a day. She became a photography passionate and adventure blogger sharing her life enthusiasm and travel experience with everyone around. You can find Agness on the web : http://etramping.com; https://twitter.com/Agnesstramp; http://facebook.com/etramping.

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Unique taste, a lot of vegetables and deep-fried meat and noodles, yet full of flavors and extremely nutritious – these are only a few features of Chinese cuisine, one of the oldest in the world.
Chinese believe that the food influences their minds so Chinese cuisine is often considered as one of the healthiest. Over the centuries, China has been experimenting with food a lot adding new herbs and spices. They’ve managed to create mouth-watering collection of recipes.

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The creation of the Chinese dishes are based on the four fundamental flavors: sweet, bitter, salty and sour. It is important to maintain a balance between them. The compositions of flavors, their proportions may vary depending on the region where the dish is prepared. The most popular cuisines are those coming from: Sichuan, Shanghai, Cantonese and Beijing. However, less is known Guzihou kitchens of the province, Tibetan, Uighur and Hakka.
In Chinese dishes we can find large quantities of meat such as beef, pork, snails, snakes, chicken. The cooking time is quite short, to preserve the natural taste of food.
Chinese dishes can be also very gentle and sweet. Many dishes, especially sauces are seasoned with sugar, so often appears in the kitchen sweet-sour flavor, for example pork in sweet and sour sauce.

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There are a few Chinese meals you must try when visiting China. One of them is world famous Peking Duck. It is quite time-consuming to prepare, and the most delicious part of it is great crispy crust, which is obtained in the many hours of baking. The characteristic method is a method of cooking frying without fat fast, thanks to the meat fried with other vegetables becomes brittle, and gaining additional dish distinctive smoky flavor. Another Chinese dish you cannot miss is Chinese dumplings (baozi) with various fillings. They are steamed or fried. They are usually stuffed with pork, beef and vegetables, and in addition provides a variety of Asian sauces such as soy-based sauce, chili, vinegar and sesame oil.

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Each region apparently has its own traditions of cooking and seasoning food. However, regardless of any differences, all of these kitchens combines passion for harmony of taste, aroma, color and texture of food. Due to the low tolerance of dairy products, the Chinese focus on the four major food groups for him: grains, vegetables, fruits and meat.

 

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Thanks for this delicious post, Agness!

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7 Comments

  1. Just wanted to say thank you for having me here. Chinese food is my favourite and I’m so happy to share my best ever Chinese meals with you.

    • Your welcome, Agness. I had forgotten how much I enjoy Chinese food!

  2. Mmmm…I love Chinese food! ???????

    • I started drooling the moment I started reading and looking at the photos! 🙂

  3. Great post. Looking at all the food is making me hungry.

  4. I love Chinese food…at least the common ones 🙂 Their flavors are delicious. Great photos, Agness!

  5. You made me travel back in time. I was there some time ago and completely adore everything I tried there. I noticed that their cuisine is totally different compared to the one sold abroad. Bao jiao zi, doufu, veggie dumpling, noodles, I miss them all.

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