Chinese Food – A Brief Introduction
Chinese food is a large part of Chinese cultural life and has been a part of it since early days. When the emperors and the empress came to the country, they brought with them their own unique cooking styles, recipes and ingredients. Since then, Chinese food has developed into one of the most popular types of cuisine in the world today. Chinese food combines all types of tastes and flavors from different regions of China and mixes together to create new and innovative recipes.
Food from China consists mainly of three kinds of foods: General Tao (meats and rice), Duck rice (filling) and stir fry (soup). General Tao is prepared with rice and general steamed vegetables. Duck rice is prepared with white beans and is served with sweet sauces. On the other hand, stir Fry is hot oil fish preparation and it is prepared with either vegetables or meat and sauce. The variety of Chinese food is such that it can be eaten at a single sitting and can be nutritious and delicious.
Not many Chinese people are aware of the fact that soup is one of the oldest types of cooking practiced by the ancient Chinese people. It is considered to be the easiest to prepare and the most nutritious as well. Although, when compared to the other types of Chinese food, the consumption of soup is low and the number of people who eat it is quite low. The consumption of soup can also be seen as a way for the Chinese people to get rid of toxins that are in their bodies as they usually eat vegetables that are rich in vitamins and other nutrients but there is no scientific basis as to why the body gets rid of toxins through the foods that we eat. However, some researches have pointed out that there is a strong relationship between the consumption of soup and the elimination of toxins from the body.