China is abundant in tourism sources. Delicious Chinese foods are indispensable in a good tour. With long history, unique features, numerous styles and exquisite cooking, Chinese Cuisine is one important constituent part of Chinese culture. Chinese dishes are famous for color, aroma, taste, meaning and look. Following are the most eight popular dishes among foreigners and Chinese. For customers’ convenience, we also list their Chinese names and English pronunciations. These eight dishes are Sweet and Sour Pork (Chicken), Gong Bao Chicken, Ma Po Tofu, Wonton, Dumplings, Spring Rolls, Chow Mein and Peking Duck. These dishes are available in most large restaurants in China. Since China is so beautiful and Chinese food is so delicious, taking a Chinese Food Tour is a good way to taste these tasty delicacies and enjoy beautiful scenic spots in China.
1. Sweet and Sour Pork
Sweet and sour pork has bright color of orange red, and a delicious taste of sweet and sour. At the very beginning there is only Sweet and Sour Pork, to meet more demands, there are some developments on this dish. Now, the pork can be intended by other ingredients like chicken, beef and pork ribs.
2. Gongbao Chicken
It is a famous Sichuan-style specialty both popular in Chinese and foreigners. The major ingredients are diced chicken, dried chili, and fried peanuts. People in western countries even created a western-style Gong Bao Chicken, that the diced chicken is coved with cornstarch, and vegetables, sweet sauce and mashed garlic are added.
3. Ma Po Tofu
Ma Po Tofu is one of the most famous dishes in Chuan Cuisine with a history more 100 years. Ma (麻) is a spicy and hot taste which comes from pepper powder, one kind of condiment usually used in Chuan Cuisine. The milky tofu is enriched with brownish red ground beef and chopped green onion, it is really a tasty delicacy.
Since Tang Dynasty (618–907), it is a custom for people eating Wonton in winter solstice (a solar term always occurs on December 21 or 22 each year in the Northern Hemisphere, and June 20 or 21 in the Southern Hemisphere). The most versatile shape of wonton is simple right triangle, similar to Italian tortellini. Wontons are commonly boiled and served in soup or sometimes deep-fried. The filling of wonton can be minced pork or diced shrimp.