Chinese Cuisine

There is an old Chinese saying: “Min Yi Shi Wei Tian” which translates to food is the most important thing in people’s lives. In Chinese culture food is taken very seriously and today the most popular dishes known throughout the world have their origins from ancient China. With China’s rich history, some cooking styles and recipes date back thousands of years and have since evolved with time to bring in modern techniques and ingredients.

A common traditional greeting when you are in Chinese communities around the world is “have you eaten”? If your answer is no, then be prepared to be treated with delicious Chinese food and you would not be able to leave until your host has ensured you’ve had more than your share of the authentic and traditional Chinese cuisine. 

Chinese cuisine can be complex, where each dish ensures there is a balance between appearance, aroma, and mostly importantly - taste. But as a beginner, you can start with some easy Chinese recipes on Asian Food Network where we provide step by step instructions to ensure authenticity but allowing you to experiment at the same time.

How do you cook the most popular Chinese dishes without compromising on its traditional heritage? Fear not, we got you covered here at Asian Food Network. Rooted in Confucianism, where food is used to promote health and longevity. Popular Chinese dishes such as Mapo Tofu, Three Cup Chicken, Xiao Long Bao, Chinese Spinach Soup, Steamed Pork Ribs, and Steamed Chicken and Pumpkin uses “light” cooking styles with ingredients, sauces and seasonings like fish sauce, five spice powder, oyster sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, root garlic, fresh ginger and others are used generously to offer a complex play of flavour and aroma.

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