Tag Archives: Cuisine

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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Henan Cuisine

Henan cuisine, also known as Yu cuisine, has the accolade of being one of China’s most traditional and oldest cooking styles. As the representative of culinary civilization of Central China, Henan cuisine has preserved traditions and made great innovations. With ingredients from all over the country, Henan cuisine is characterized by meticulous preparation, and especially [...]

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Huai-Yang Cuisine

Huai-Yang Cuisine originated from the Pre-Qin Period (221-206BC), became famous during the Sui (581-618) and Tang (618-907) Dynasties, and was recognized as a distinct regional style during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) Dynasties. This cuisine includes dishes from Huai’an, Yangzhou, Suzhou, and Shanghai. Raw materials of Huai-Yang dishes include fresh and live aquatic products. [...]

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