If you poll a group of food enthusiasts for their favourite Chinese delicacy, you might get several different answers. With so many mind-boggling options on the menu, it’s easy to understand why everyone has their own personal choice. So to make your next trip to a Chinese restaurant worth it, OLD ROSE TAVERN has made a list of must-try Chinese dishes. Enjoy!
Now considered as one of China’s National foods, many people around the world are craving for this dish’s eloquent and stunning presentation. Many restaurants take this dish very seriously. It is popular for its thin, crispy skin, and its delectable and aromatic meat.
Of course, almost everyone in the world has tried this popular Chinese’s specialty—thin skin, soft stuffing and unique shapes. There are various stuffing you can order like beef, pork, carrots, onions, or cabbage. One of the most common “cultural” dumplings is the “quin cai jio”, which means “hard work and more wealth”. This dumpling is stuffed with celery and best matched with soy sauce and chilli powder.
- Spicy Tofu
Spicy Tofu or “mapo dougu” is one of the popular dishes from Sichuan cuisine. It features that tongue-numbing nature of Sichuan’s strong and aromatic hot spices.
- Egg fried rice
This dish originally came from China’s ancient western regions, and has now become part of people’s daily cuisine. First thing you will notice about this dish is the strong aromatic smell. Often served with soft textures and very enticing presentation, it will surely whet your appetite. Today, there are many varieties of egg fried rice in restaurants and night markets.
- Spring rolls
Spring rolls are appetizers, served either fresh or fried. This is a popular dish among Chinese locals, especially during Spring Festival (hence the name). It bears very auspicious meaning as it resembles gold bars and people often link them with ideas of good luck. And of course, they are quite delicious.
There are many more popular Chinese dishes that can surely satisfy your cravings. Truly, Asian delicacies are one of the best—from appetizers and exotic street food to main local cuisine, there is always something to look forward to.