Chinese food is famous all over the world, but you may be shocked by its surprising range and variety of ingredients if you've only eaten in Chinese restaurants abroad. Chinese food has countless delicious and fantastic dishes. And people from different areas have different cuisine types, which can be bland, sweet, salty, spicy, or sour.
What the Chinese Eat
Find out about some of the unique dishes of a nation who are willing to eat just about anything. Also see...
China's Regional Food Types
China can be divided into several regions with distinct styles of cooking. The ingredients used are based on the natural and agricultural products of each region.
The main features of China's regional cuisines can be described as follows:
China's Religious and Health Food Cuisines
What You Should Know About Eating in China
- 10 Facts You May Not Know on Eating in China
- 10 Differences Between Chinese and Western Eating
- What Restaurants Are Like in China
- How a Chinese Meal Is Served
- China's Mealtimes — When, What, and How Chinese Eat
- How to Order Food in Restaurants in China
- How to Eat Healthily in China — 3 Steps
- Eating with Kids in China — What You Need to Know
Chinese Dining Etiquette and Culture
As an ancient civilization, China pays great attention to established etiquette. With thousands of years' development, China has its own unique dinning culture and etiquette, which foreign visitors may find quite different from what they are used to, and even consider weird.
Chinese Cooking — Recipes and Instructions
Chinese cooking is renowned throughout the world. Chinese food has a distinctive culinary style all its own. The emphasis is on fresh, seasonal ingredients, prepared with a minimum of fuss and beautifully balanced for color, texture, and presentation. See The 7 Top Chinese Cooking Methods.
Our Chinese cooking recipes teach you how to cook delicious Chinese dishes, more cooking recipes.
Travel with China Highlights and Taste Delicious Chinese Food
Want to taste authentic Chinese food? China Highlights tours provide you an opportunity. See our most recommended Chinese food tours, which combine must-see attractions in China with meals in carefully selected restaurants.
- The Flavor of China — a 12-Day Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin, and Hong Kong cuisine tour
- A Culinary Adventure — an 8-Day Beijing, Chengdu, and Guangzhou cuisine tour