Delicious Chinese food

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China is full of different ingredients. Depending on where you are you may be able to try several dishes, snacks and drinks. This is a selection of the dishes we have tried while traveling through China for nearly three months.

Barbecue under the bridge in Kunming, Yunnan with Michael.

Barbecue under the bridge in Kunming, Yunnan with Michael.

 

Vegetables and Tofu are sold in a street stand. Customers can fill a basket with their favorites ...

Vegetables and Tofu are sold in a street stand. Customers can fill a basket with their favorites …

 

... and the stand's owner will turn the ingredients into a spicy salad.

… and the stand’s owner will turn the ingredients into a spicy salad.

 

A lady sells roasted potatoes on the side of the highway in Yunnan, China. Customers can add salt, spicy sauce or stinky tofu to the potato. One potato costs 3 Yuan (0.50 $).

A lady sells roasted potatoes on the side of the highway in Yunnan, China. Customers can add salt, spicy sauce or stinky tofu to the potato. One potato costs 3 Yuan (0.50 $).

 

Typical Family Dinner in Northern Yunnan province

Typical Family Dinner in Northern Yunnan province

 

Old fermented eggs in salty sauce. These eggs have never been boiled but they are hard and delicious. We ate them in a Beijing-Duck Restaurant in Beijing, China.

Old fermented eggs in salty sauce. These eggs have never been boiled but they are hard and delicious. We ate them in a Beijing-Duck Restaurant in Beijing, China.

 

In Yibin, Southern Szechuan Province, we prepared our own noodle soup. First we filled a basket with all vegetables we wanted to add ...

In Yibin, Southern Szechuan Province, we prepared our own noodle soup. First we filled a basket with all vegetables we wanted to add …

 

... and then one with the types of meat, sausages and other yet undefined ingredients. Everything will be fried and added to a bowl of noodle soup.

… and then one with the types of meat, sausages and other yet undefined ingredients. Everything will be fried and added to a bowl of noodle soup.

 

The big bowl of steamed rice is usually free in Chinese restaurants. Here we ate fried pork with vegetables in Zhaotong, Northern Yunnan.

The big bowl of steamed rice is usually free in Chinese restaurants. Here we ate fried pork with vegetables in Zhaotong, Northern Yunnan.

 

The best noodle soup I have ever eaten: in Meishan, south of Chengdu, Szechuan Province.

The best noodle soup I have ever eaten: in Meishan, south of Chengdu, Szechuan Province.

 

Tofu-Soup in Yibin, South Szechuan Proivince

Tofu-Soup in Yibin, South Szechuan Province

 

In Chinese restaurants it is usual to show wealth by ordering far more dishes than necessary. In Kunming, Yunnan, we even had to staple them in the middle of the table

In Chinese restaurants it is usual to show wealth by ordering far more dishes than necessary. In Kunming, Yunnan, we even had to staple them in the middle of the table.

 

Steamed dough in leaves as a sweet or salty snack. We tried them in Emei Shan, Szechuan.

Steamed dough in leaves as a sweet or salty snack. We tried them in Emei Shan, Szechuan.

 

Typical fried rice. One of the most common dishes. It is tasty, cheap and filling

Typical fried rice. One of the most common dishes. It is tasty, cheap and filling.

 

Fried vegetables with tofu somewhere in a small Street restaurant in the North of Yunnan province

Fried vegetables with tofu somewhere in a small Street restaurant in the North of Yunnan province.

 

Fried spicy pork with vegetables. Better watch out for those chilies and even more for the small Szechuan Pepper corns!

Fried spicy pork with vegetables. Better watch out for those chilies and even more for the small Szechuan Pepper corns!

 

I love to chew wine gums when I watch TV, wait for the bus or work. The Chinese love to chew Chicken feet instead.

I love to chew wine gums when I watch TV, wait for the bus or work. The Chinese love to chew Chicken feet instead.

 

The basic noodle soup can be spiced up with plenty of meat, vegetables, peanuts, spices and sauces. In Kunming, Yunnan province

The basic noodle soup can be spiced up with plenty of meat, vegetables, peanuts, spices and sauces. Soups are also eaten with chopsticks. In Kunming, Yunnan province.

 


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