Top 10 Chinese Dishes
We are not surprise that this dish ranks first. The tastes of sweet and sour, and its bright and vivid appearance, make Sweet and Sour Pork a mouthwatering dish.
What are favorites among foreigners?
First: Sweet and Sour Pork
We are not surprise that this dish ranks first. The tastes of sweet and sour, and its bright and vivid appearance, make Sweet and Sour Pork a mouthwatering dish. Some people prefered “Sweet and Sour Chicken (NO PORK)”. This delicious dish seems to have been improvised.
Second: Gong Bao Chicken
Gong Bao Chicken virtually appears on a menu of every Chinese restaurants. Many people from different countries, including Chinese, voted for this delicious dish as their favorite.
Third: Spring Rolls
This dish is a Cantonese-style dim sum snack. The roll has a cracking crisp skin, filled with fine shreds of mushrooms, cabbage, and bean sprouts. The bean sprouts are at their best in the season of spring; thus part of its Chinese name is “CHUN”, which means “spring”.
Fourth: Fried Rice with Egg
It was said that during a state visit, Chinese officer Li Hongzhang ordered his chef to make a dish which both Chinese and foreigners will enjoy. The chef went back to the kitchen, rolled up his sleeves, and made this Fried Rice with Egg. The chef and Li were praised for this delicious dish by the foreign officers.
Fifth: Ma Po Tofu ( Ma Po Bean Curd)
Ma Po Tofu is a classic Sichuan specialty. Spicy is a character of Sichuan cuisine. It was said that this dish was first created in the late 1800s by a Mrs. Chen, who was reputed to have a pockmarked face and hence the Chinese name for this dish – Ma Po Tofu (“Ma Po” means “Pockmarked Lady”).
Dumplings are the traditional Northern Chinese food for New Year. There are steamed dumplings, fried dumplings and dumpling soup. However, fried dumplings are foreigner’s favorite.
Seventh: Wonton Soup
“Wonton”, if translated into English, literarily means “cloud swallow”; if made correctly, Wonton can be a “heavenly dish”. However, many Westerners call Wonton “Monkey brain” due to its appearance. There are steamed Wonton, fried Wonton and Wonton Soup. Wonton Soup is the most popular among the three.
Eighth: Peking Duck
A dish loved by foreigners due to its remarkable reputation and long history.
Ninth: Chow Mein (Fried Noodle)
“Chow Mein” is a Cantonese word; “Chow” means “Fried” and “Mein” means “Noodle”. “Mein” is pronounced as “mean”. This dish is simply pan-fried noodle with a topping of either stir-fried vegetables, meat, or seafood. Easy to cook and simply mouthwatering.
Tenth: Fried shrimps with cashew nuts
Shrimps are rich in nutrition and easy to digest, while the crispy and delicious fried cashew nuts is known to prevent cardiovascular disease.
By Sophie and Brad