Food plays a very important role in our daily lives, I can understand if international students who want to study in China worry about food. To be honest, you have nothing to worry about, because China is a very morden country, you can find almost every kind of food you want, KFC and McDonald’s are everywhere in China. Beside, you can always try to cook by yourself. I'm sure you have heard about Peking duck, Chinese dumpling and hot pot already, but that's not all, in this article, CUCAS team will introduce more about Chinese cuisine to you, so that you know more about life in China.
煎饼Jianbing - The Most Popular Breakfast in China
Isn't the picture above look yummy? Jianbing also has a name as "Chinese Pancake" It's traditional Chinese food. You can find it on the street everywhere, usually it cost 4 or 5 RMB to get one, and you get to see the person cook it in front of you. The main ingredients of Jianbing are flour and egg, also a little bit of spring onion, you can choose it to be spicy or not. Because it's very thin, so it's very crisp if you eat it while it's hot. To cook one Jianbing only costs 2 or 3 minutes, if you get up late one day, or can't be botherd to make your own breakfast, just pick up one Jianbing on the street and eat it on the way to classroom.
糖醋里脊Tangculiji - Every International Student Loves It
Just look at the picture, I feel hungry already. This dish is also called " Sweet and Sour Pork" It's one of the most famous Chinese food. You will be able to find it in 95% restaurants in China. Trust me mate, you should really try it, every single international student I know loves this dish. The main ingredients of Tangculiji are pork and tomato paste. The pork is covered with starch, then deep fried in oil, so the meat inside is tender, the outside is crunchy. If one day you walk into a restaurant and don't have any idea what to order, try this dish, you won't regret.
西红柿炒蛋Xihongshichaodan - The Dish You Should Learn to Cook
This dish has an English name as "Tomato and Egg Dish". Just like it's name, the main ingredients of this dish are tomato and egg. Why would I say this is the dish you should learn? Three reasons, firstly, this dish is one of the oldest traditional Chinese food. Secondly, this dish taste great, most international students in China love it, the last reason is this dish is easy to cook. All you need to do is put a bit oil in the pot, wait until it get hot then put 2 eggs in, fry it for 2 minutes then put in 3 cut up tomato, and a bit salt. You can put sugar in if you want. You can really show off to your friends back home if you can cook one or two kinds of Chinese food!
If you want to learn more about Chinese food, you can also choose a program like Food Science & Engineering or Chinese Food and Beverage Art.
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Written by Tina Ma, editor of CUCAS team