Chinese Food Vocabulary

Posted by Fifi Yang on Aug 23, 2016

Chinese food vocabulary

China boasts one of the world's greatest cuisines. Whether you work in China or to travel to China, you should try Chinese food. This list of popular Chinese food dishes will help when it comes time to ordering food.

Most Popular Chinese Dishes (zuì shòu huānyínɡ de zhōnɡɡuó cài) 最受欢迎的中国菜

Sweet and Sour Pork 糖醋里脊 tánɡ cù lǐji
Gong Bao Chicken 宫爆鸡丁 ɡōnɡ bào jīdīnɡ
MaPo Tofu 麻婆豆腐 mápó dòufu
Peking Roasted Duck 北京烤鸭 běijīnɡ kǎoyā
Twice-cooked Pork 回锅肉 huíɡuōròu
Steamed fish head with peppers 剁椒蒸鱼头 duòjiāo zhēnɡ yútóu
Chili water boiled beef 水煮牛肉 shuǐ zhǔ niúròu
Pork strips in spicy sweet and sour sauce 鱼香肉丝 yú xiānɡ ròusī
Tomato and egg soup 西红柿蛋汤 xīhónɡshì dàntānɡ
Fish filets in hot chili oil 水煮鱼 shuǐ zhǔ yú
Stir-fried vegetables 炒青菜 chǎo qīnɡcài

These dishes are available in most large restaurants in China. We have eight cuisine, these are just most popular of Chinese dishes. The eight great cuisines of China includes all kind of taste, you can find favorite dishes.

Most famous staple food and snacks 最有名的主食和小吃 (zuì yǒumínɡ de zhǔshí hé xiǎochī)

Wontons 馄饨 húntun
Dumplings 饺子 jiǎozi
Chow Mein 炒面 chǎomiàn
Spring Rolls 春卷 chūnjuǎn
Eight-Treasure Porridge 八宝粥 bābǎo zhōu
Barbecued Pork Bun 叉烧包 chāshāo bāo
Egg-fried rice 蛋炒饭 dànchǎofàn
Hot and Sour Rice Noodles 酸辣粉 suānlàfěn
Green Onion Pancakes 葱花饼 cōnɡhuā bǐnɡ
Hand-made Noodles 手擀面 shǒuɡǎnmiàn
Noodles with Minced Pork 炸酱面 zhájiànɡmiàn

These snacks are all over the streets of China. While shopping and eating delicacy, which is really one of the most pleasant things in life.

Most Unique Chinese Dishes 最独特的中国食物 (zuì dútè de zhōnɡɡuó shíwù)

Preserved Egg 皮蛋 pídàn
Stinky Tofu 臭豆腐 chòudòufu
Bamboo Rice 竹筒饭 chòudòu fu
Beggar's Chicken 叫花鸡 jiàohuājī
ice-sugar gourd 冰糖葫芦 bīnɡtánɡ húlu
Dragon beard candy 龙须糖 lónɡxū tánɡ
salted duck egg 咸鸭蛋 xián yādàn
chestnut roasted with sugar 糖炒栗子 tánɡ chǎo lìzi
Rice-meat dumplings 肉丸 ròuwán
braised food 卤味 lǔ wèi

You should be surprised to see these dishes. But if you are brave to try, you will find it very delicious!

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