Foreigners' favorite Chinese dishesThe history of Chinese cuisine in
China stretches back for thousands of years and has changed from period
to period and in each region according to climate, imperial fashions,
and local preferences.
Chinese cuisine are full of spices, techniques and eating styles. The Chinese food in China is divided into 8 main regional cuisines listed
by Wikipedia are Cantonese, Szechuan, Anhui, Shangdong, Fujian,
Jiangsu, Hunan and Zhejiang. Many other regions and ethnic groups with
unique dishes and styles are represented in China, including Hakka, Macau, Hainan, Taiwan, the Northeast, Xinjiang, Mongolian, Tibetan and Yunnan.
travelling around the world, no trip would be complete without savoring
the local food culture. Actually, China has various kinds of delicious
food, including a wide variety of local snacks. Here are some foreign
readers' favorite Chinese dishes. You're also welcome to share your
1. Jeeem (US)
Without a doubt, the majority of the foreigners I came into contact. and myself included, the favorites were...in order:
1) Peking Duck
2) Dim Sum
3) Mongolian Hot Pot
Without a doubt, China is a place where the food is not only delicious, but the cheapest I've ever found.
on my last night in Beijing before returning to the States, I went to a
Peking Duck restaurant that had been suggested for me to try. Beautiful
place! Gorgeous woodblock prints on the walls, fresh flowers in the
vases on the table, exquisite silverware and beautiful chopsticks. I was
handed a menu and found most of the prices were wicked, wicked cheap
for the high quality of the food. The duck came in whole or half, along
with all the little trimmings that you know if you've ever eaten Peking
duck ... a little tortilla to put the sliced duck and veggies in,
veggies, chopped onion, sauce ... anyway, I ended up ordering a whole
duck and thought I'd just take the rest back to my hotel to eat later if
I couldn't finish it.
2. WhiteBear (Poland)
love sweet and sour. One of the best things made this way was a fish,
fried in one piece, with a crusty layer outside, and then covered in
3. Aziz (Bangladesh)
Pao (Gong Bao) chicken, egg fried rice, spicy tofu and dumplings are
favorites for me. Wonton tang in Luoyang is hot and tasty.
4. tuur_r (Belgium)
My favorite is yuxiang rousi (Fish-flavored shredded pork)...and I'm a Belgian.
5. Colin (US)
Yuxiang qiezi （鱼香茄子）"fish-flavored" eggplant
also Yuxiang Rousi (鱼香肉丝）"fish-flavored" pork strips (neither actually tastes like fish)
Tangsu Liji (or Pigu) （糖酥里脊）Sweet and Sour Pork
Mapo doufu (麻婆豆腐）
西红柿炒鸡蛋 is also called 番茄炒鸡蛋 (fanqie chao jidan)
Huoguo（火锅） Hot Pot is also always good.
6. Yogesh (India)
love Hunan fish! I like Chinese food. Indian food is fried or made in
oil. When I was in China a year back, I ate only Chinese food. It made
me feel really fresh even after having a full meal.
I can not eat dog, beef (white cow only. Hindus do not eat cow. But
buffalo is fine) insects, birds (except chicken and duck) and some other
strange sea creatures.. This is so because Indians detest the idea of
7. Everynowhere (Swiss)
My favorite is Sichuan Huoguo (Hotpot) - I never miss it when I visit China.
8. Alex2010 （Germany）
My favorite dish is Jing jiang rou si (sauté shredded pork in sweet bean sauce)-京酱肉丝.
9. Lionel (Canada)
My favorite Chinese dish are chow mein, mapo doufu, Chinese noodles.
10. Toffler (UK)
I have so many its hard to pick one favorite! Such as
麻婆豆腐 - mapo tofu
水煮牛肉 - beef in spicy soup
鱼香茄子 - fish-flavored eggplant
干煸四季豆 - 4-seasons spicy beans
蚝油牛肉 - beef with peppers
宫保鸡丁- kung pao chicken
空心菜 - fried morning glory (water spinach)
饺子 – dumplings
So What are your favorite Chinese cuisines?