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.