Whether you are travelling internationally and looking to dry some of the amazing flavors of China or just sitting down with a takeout menu wondering what to order, Chinese dishes can be a little confusing. Here are the four most popular Chinese dishes we love and think that you have to try!
Sweet & Sour Pork
Sweet and sour pork is known for its delightful sweet and sour taste and bright orangey-red shade. Sweet and sour pork is actually the original use of sweet and sour sauce, but now it is frequently used on chicken, beef, pork ribs, and even tofu.
Ma Po Tofu
Ma po tofu is so delicious that meat lovers won’t even notice it has tofu. It is one of the most popular dishes throughout Chuan cuisine and is over 100 years old. Ma is used to describe the spicy and delicious taste as a result of pepper powder. Pepper powder is an ingredient that originally came from, you guessed it, Chuan cuisine. The tofu is added in with ground beef and chopped scallions for a unique and savory taste.
Wontons are incredibly popular and have been Americanized in many delicious and occasionally frightening ways. Wontons have been part of Chinese cuisine since the Tang Dynasty (618-907). Wontons are typically simple triangles that look almost like tortellini. They are often boiled and then served in a delicious brothy soup with scallions and meat or occasionally deep fried. Some wonton fillings can include pork or shrimp.
Chow mein is simply delicious stir-fried noodles mixed with a meat (chicken, beef, shrimp, or pork), onions, and celery. The noodles are first boiled in water normally, cooled, and then stir-fried for a unique and interesting texture and flavor. Chow mein is an incredibly versatile dish that is popular throughout the world.
Whatever dish you choose, you are guaranteed to enjoy these delicious Chinese flavors!
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