「Practice Time」Let's order Chinese food in Chinese ~!
Nǐ xiǎng chī diǎn shénme ne？
What would you like to eat?
Wǒ xiǎng chī Chuān cài.
I want to eat Szechuan food.
Shénme Chuān cài ne? Mápódòufu háishì Gōngbǎojīdīng?
What kind of Szechuan cuisine? Ma Po Tofu or Kung Pao Chicken?
Mápódòufu. Wǒ hái xiǎng chī Yúxiāngròusī.
Ma Po Tofu. I also want to eat shredded pork with fish flavor.
Zhōng guó bā dà cài xì : chuān cài、xiāng cài、yuè cài、mǐn cài、sū cài、zhè cài、huī cài hé lǔ cài.
China has 8 cuisines, they are:
chuān cài，(cài means dish, or cuisine)
xiāng cài、yuè cài、mǐn cài、sū cài、zhè cài、huī cài and lǔ cài.
chuān cài: má pó dòu fu
gōng bǎo jī dīng
yú xiāng ròu sī
Sichuan cuisine, one of the most popular cuisines of the eight cuisines of China, enjoys very high popularity across the world now. It is famous for its mala - a hot and numbing flavor, read more here
yuè cài: dòu chǐ zhēng pái gǔ
chǐ zhī pái gǔ
méi cài kòu ròu
Cantonese cuisine, also called yuè cài is one of the eight major cuisines with a long history of about 2,000 years. Cantonese dishes taste mild, fresh and natural. Most of the Chinese restaurants abroad are Cantonese restaurants.
xiāng cài: duò jiāo yú tóu
dōng ān zǐ jī
wài pó cài
Hunan cuisine, also known as xiāng cài, consists of the cuisines of the Hunan Province in China. It is well known for its hot and spicy flavours, fresh aroma and deep colours. Hunan cuisine is known for being gan la (干辣; gān là; 'dry and spicy') or purely hot, as opposed to Sichuan cuisine, to which it is often compared. Sichuan cuisine uses its distinctive ma la (麻辣; má là; 'spicy and numbing')
Nǐ hái zhīdào nǎxiē zhùmíngde zhècài ne?
Which provinces in China can eat the most spicy？Szechwan is not the NO.1!
Spicy lovers are often obsessed with Sichuan cuisine. However, do you know that Sichuan is not the most "spicy" province in China, but Hunan (湖南) is!
How much can Hunan people eat spicy food? It can be said that the spicier, the better. For them, a dish with only spicy taste is relatively boring. Only a dish with "color" "aroma" and "taste" can be called a perfect dish. "Taste" (口味 kǒu wèi )is the word that appears most frequently on the menus of various local restaurants. The "taste" precisely reflects the pursuit of Hunan cuisine for flavor and spicy.
The second spiciest province, Guizhou (贵州) , also loves chili peppers. Chefs stir-frying with fresh and dried chili peppers can be found everywhere in the streets of Guiyang. The famous Chinese spicy sauce Lao Ganma (老干妈) is a brand that came out of Guizhou.
Which spicy Chinese cuisine have you tried? Sichuan cuisine(chuān cài)? Or Hunan cuisine(xiāng cài)?
If you need recommendation for a good Sichuan or Hunan restaurant in Hong Kong, Shenzhen or Guangzhou, you are welcome to ask your consultant, we are always happy to help!