Chinese food is surprising delicious. I had no idea what to expect because the only thing I knew about Chinese food was American-Chinese takeaway.
To anyone who hasn’t been to China yet and is going soon, here’s an article for you. Or hopefully convince you enough to go to China because of this post. Here is Top 3 foods you must eat in China.
- Sweet and sour pork
t was my first favorite dish in China and still is one of my favorites. This might be the closest you can actually get to American-Chinese takeaway. The title says it all. It’s both sweet and sour. I love getting as much of the red sauce as possible and adding it to my rice.
2. Steamed Filled Buns (Bao Zi)
For months, I ate this exclusively for breakfast. It wasn’t because there wasn’t anything else (far from it) but because it was so incredibly delicious. My favorite is usually lamb filled although you could get all sorts of other variations like vegetables or beef. The bigger the bun, the better in my opinion. The fun part is the small bowl you get with this meal to mix your own sauce. I always mix together vinegar and spicy sauce. Your choice how much you want. I found the best way to eat it is to dip the bun in the sauce, eat it half way, then dip it again on the inside of the bun. You’ll thank me later.
3. Hot pots
As you may have heard, Chengdu has some of the best hot-pots but you don’t need to be in Chengdu to have a great hot pot. There’s so many foods you could put into the hot-pot that it’d take a whole separate article to recommend what to put inside. If you’re not into spiciness but the rest of the group is, don’t worry — ask for a split pot of spicy and non-spicy. Load up in vegetables, breads, meats, and beers. It’s a group activity and fun to eat.
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