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Ten Most Diverse and the Most Popular Dishes of China

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Barsbold Baatarsuren Mar 03 min read
Dishes of China

China, with its vast territory, a civilization that holds a long history of more than five thousand years, unique features, several styles, and exquisite cooking.

Chinese cuisine plays an essential part in the very famous and traditional Chinese culture. Chinese food is one of the top three cuisines worldwide; Chinese cuisine has swayed its ways to the top and has influenced many other cuisines in Asia.

As we have been rightly told, food brings colors to our life, and when we talk about China, you will find it to be the most pleasing and satisfying of cuisines.

China has such a wide and distinct variety of food that it would be challenging to decide if we narrow it down to only ten. 

Still, if you plan on visiting China, we have made it much easier for you by researching and gathering the Top 10 most tasty and delicious dishes of China. 

These dishes are usually accessible and offered in the most famous and most prominent hotels that are located in China.

Sweet and Sour Pork

Sweet and sour is a popular dish in the Shanghai area and is one of the classics of Chinese cuisine. Its sweet and sour taste when mixed together creates a unique and delicious taste along with a bright appearance. 

Sweet and Sour Pork

There are some people who do not prefer eating pork, so many restaurants also provide sweet and sour chicken as an alternative. Which is a great alternative indicating how adorable it tastes like. 

Sichuan Pork

Sichuan Pork, in fact, poached spicy slices of pork is a renowned Sichuan cuisine dish.

Sichuan Pork has a fresh and fragrant spicy aroma and rather than cooking or deep frying the pork, through which a lot of oil is consumed and the pork could be at risk of being overcooked, it is firstly boiled in water after a coating made from egg-white and starch to preserve its freshness and soft tenderness which gives it a unique appeal. 

Sichuan Pork

Highlighting a peppery and spicy taste, the meaty pork broth is a classic Sichuan cuisine. 

Each piece of meat is made juicy and fresh. While eating, you will definitely enjoy the abundant juicy meat with its fresh and fragrant spicy aroma. 

Kung Pao Chicken

The first thing that comes to your mind when ordering Chinese food in a good restaurant is ‘Kung Pao Chicken’

Kung Pao chicken is a famous Chinese food and is eaten and enjoyed by everybody all around the world. It is also commonly seen in the US TV series. It is a dish which is basically beautifully diced chicken cooked with peanuts, and with vegetables such as cucumber with a mix of peppers. 

Kung Pao Chicken

This red cuisine is kept moderately spicy along with tender meat. It has a delicious flavor that tops all Chinese food. 

Shrimp with Vermicelli and Garlic

Shrimp with vermicelli and garlic is the kind of dish not only liked by foreigners but also the Chinese younger generation nowadays as well. 

Shrimp with Vermicelli and Garlic

This steamy dish has a seasoned sauce flavor that blends well with the freshness of the juicy shrimp that is placed inside. It brings out the aroma of every flavor it has and that is mixed in it. 

It is a delicate dish and the vermicelli that is placed right at the bottom enthralls every single drip of this tasty juice that is running down.

Chinese yellow wine goes really well with the dish to capture its aroma and highlights its flavor extraordinarily.

Spring Rolls

Spring rolls are fried pancakes with different kinds of fillings in south China. Those that are from the regions of Shanghai and Guangdong are the most famous. The name is fundamentally linked to the Spring Festival. Formerly, the Chinese had the tradition of having spring rolls to actually mark the end of winter and enjoy the start of the beautiful season of spring.

Chinese Spring Rolls

The filling inside depends on your choice. Either you prefer sweet or savory. A sweetened bean choice is always a good choice if you prefer a sweet filling. And for a typical a savory one, la particularly famous choice is with a Chinese cabbage and pork that is shredded.

While shredded bamboo shoots and mushrooms can also be added to give the flavor an additional juice. The skins of perfect spring rolls are usually crispy, and the filling inside should be tender.


Dumplings are a food that can be made in various ways; it actually consist of minced meat and chopped vegetables that are wrapped in a thin dough skin. The long history of these dumplings can be dated back to 1,800 years. Dumplings are a customary and widely popular food in North China.


Preferred fillings and ingredients that are placed inside are shredded pork, chopped shrimp, crushed chicken, beef, and various vegetables. They can be cooked either way by boiling, steaming, or frying.

Dumplings are a traditional dish that is eaten on Chinese New Year’s Eve and winter solstice.


Wonton is a crispy and a classical snack originating in the North of China. They are also very commonly eaten in the south. The name “wonton” comes from Cantonese. With numerous ways of packaging, fillings and cooking approaches, wonton comprises of all kinds of local flavors. 


In Northern China, wonton is basically usually filled with celery or particularly cabbage and minced mutton.

In Guangdong region, wonton is generally filled with shrimp and minced pork and is served well in a different way with noodles to make wonton noodles.

In Hong Kong, wonton is deep-fried in hot oil up until it turns out to be golden and crispy, and is called “Fried Wonton”.

In Fujian area, wonton is served with light soup to give it a different outlook.

Chow Mein

Chow Mein actually means sautéed noodles. Speaking of it generally, this pan-fried dish is made up of of noodles, meat which is usually chicken, beef, shrimp, or pork, chopped onions and celery.

Chow Mein

For making chow mein, the noodles firstly need to be cooked and prepared in hot boiling water for some time. After they become cool, then it is said to move to the step where it is stir-frying.

Peking duck

Peking Roast Duck is a well-known Beijing dish with a universal reputation of being very delicious. The high-grade duck meat, cooked uniquely specially using wood charcoal, looks reddish.

Peking duck

With a texture of crisp skin and tender meat. It is also said to be “one of heaven’s delicacies”.

Hot Pot

Hot Pot is a dish which is hardly disliked by any Chinese. It is a must-try when you come visit China. 

Hot Pot

Hot pot is basically a stew of meat and vegetables cooked in a boiling pot of soup stock inside it. It can be divided into two types based on your preference and that is: spicy and not spicy. There are many different flavors that gives it a unique touch.

Almost any type of ingredients that you can basically think of can be cooked in a hot pot, creating it one of an all-inclusive dish that is found globally.

Chengdu is famous for its Hot pot. If you want to make your Chengdu trip enjoyable, then don’t give it a second thought before adding a two-flavor hot pot after visiting giant pandas! 

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