Category Archives: Chinese food

Chinese Food – Nutrition is the First

It is known that color, aroma, and flavor are the three musts for Chinese food. However, these are never the only principles to be followed in Chinese cooking; the nutrition is the first concern. A theory of the “harmonization of foods” can be traced back to the Shang dynasty’s (16th to 11th century B.C.) scholar [...]

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Talking About Chinese Food

The Chinese Philosopher Lao Tzu once said: “Governing a great nation is much like cooking a small fish.” He meant that governing a country required just the right “seasonings” and adjustments for successful results. This metaphor clearly illustrates the significance that diet occupies in Chinese culture. Though there are approximately 32 famous styles of cuisine, [...]

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Long Chaoshou

"Chao shou" is a unique way Sichuan people refer to wontons, which literally means making wontons in the shape of folded hands. In the 1940s, Zhang Guangwu, owner of the "Fragrant Teahouse", founded a wonton restaurant named "Long Chao Shou." The dumplings offered by the restaurant were praised for their thin wrappers, tender meat filling [...]

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