Chinese food is delicious. There’s little doubt about it. It makes for an easy dinner, and it is so filling and warm that it feels like eating a hug. Here are some other examples of Chinese food that you owe it to yourself to try. Even if you can’t get the most authentic experience, that’s okay. Just give it a chance.
These steamed buns are a delightful example of how the Chinese people make bread. They are warm and fluffy and are also softer than you can believe. They’re packed with meat and veggies of all kinds. Barbecue pork is a particular favorite, although other fillings like shrimp and celery are common. Sometimes, you can find sweet versions instead of savory ones. The sweet baozi is filled with lotus seed, red bean paste, and custard.
Shrimp Dumpling Soup
If you’re more in the mood for soup, then you can’t pass up an opportunity to try this dish. The broth is mild enough not to overpower the taste of the wontons that are integral to the soup. These dumplings are filled with either shrimp or pork. You can eat them alone with the broth or throw in noodles on the side.
Biang Biang Noodles
Another type of noodle dish you might not have heard of before is called biang biang noodles. Compared to chow mein, these noodles are thicker and fatter and so much more satisfying. If you’ve ever had beef chow fun, then you know what to expect when you dig in here. Garlic, onions, beef, and mutton take these noodles to the next level.
If you’ve been feeling under the weather, then get yourself a pick-me-up in the form of rice congee. The weather will be getting cold soon, and you will want something that keeps you warm. It’s a rice porridge that often contributes to a lighter breakfast. Still, you can have it with fish, meat, century eggs, and youtiao. Don’t forget the dried pork sung to help give it some flavor, as this can be rather bland on its own.
Finally, it’s time for some dessert. Who wants cake? If you love cake, then this is something different to try out. It’s a year cake and is often enjoyed around Chinese New Year. It’s supposed to bring good luck. The reason why is that it sounds like “higher year” when spoken out loud.
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