Out of Eight Modern Cuisine of Chinese food, selecting 5 dishes from them is a very tough task. And I am sure about that, somehow you ever eat Chowmein, Momos, Manchurian, and much more Chinese foods. So, we are not talking about that stuff. We are here with some new and very delicious Chinese dishes that your mouth will water when you hear them. Let’s check it out.
Dumpling (饺子) has been a very essential Chinese dish. It was invented about 1800 years ago by Zhang Zhongjian to cure the glaciated ears. It is made up of simple flour or bread dough. However, now people mix some chicken, and beef with a few spices and fold them into the shape of an ear. There are a variety of methods, including baking, boiling, or steaming. This dish becomes most famous on Chinese New Year’s Eve.
It is a traditional Chinese roll, wrapped and filled with a variety of ingredients that originated in Fujian back in the 17th century. A Popiah is savory, sweet, spicy, and hearty. This is very different from Spring rolls. Popiah is very light and tasty, the inner stuff is filled with meat, and seafood with some cucumbers and Chinese sauces. It is easy to fold and the stuff is very light. Two common ways to eat this are holding it like a sandwich or you can also cut it into slices and picking them with chopsticks. You can also find popiah on Jimmy John’s menu.
A popular Chinese dish from Sichuan province. “Ma” means mázi, which means pockmarks. And “Po” stands for old women or grandma. It was invented by a woman named Chen Mapo in 1862. She runs a restaurant and she used to sell mapo doufu. The main ingredients for making Mapo Tofu are tofu, ground meat, vegetables, garlic, soy sauce, and some other spices. To enrich the flavor, add some diced green onion and also some beef. It is often served hot. You can easily find this dish outside China. Easily found in Japan and Korea where the taste is varied according to locals.
Hot Pot is also known as soup-food or steam-boat. There are already 30 different types of Hot pots. This is a cooking method that originated in China. The main ingredients used in cooking are meats, fish, and beef. You can also use cockles, Octopus, tofu, and egg. Vegetables used in it are spinach, carrots, potatoes, watercress, etc. As its name suggests, the making of a Hot Pot is cooked on a big fry pan. Once the concocted soup is boiled, add some meat slices and some seasonings, and spices and wait to cook properly. After cooking completely, serve it hot in a big pot as its name suggests. It tastes spicy and clear.
Crispy Fried Chicken
Out of the Eight Chinese cuisines, Cantonese cuisine is more delicious than any cuisine, the fried chicken in Cantonese cuisine is first steamed and dried, then deep-fried extraordinarily so that it remains crunchy. Firstly, it is steamed with various spices, and after that, it gets fried in sugar and vinegar, which helps in achieving crispiness. I can feel your watery mouth, you all chicken lovers just dreamt of the thought of crispy chicken nuggets. This type of fried chicken is usually consumed at most Chinese parties.
As mentioned above, we have suggested 5 delicious dishes that you should try in your nearby restaurant or you can also make with ease at home. All these dishes are Chinese and famous in China but less known outside China.
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