What Chinese food do you like to eat?

All the phrase books I looked at had these incredibly long and comprehensive lists of things to order in resturants from Peking Duck to sandwiches to bamboo shoots. For foreigners in China the problems with the phrase-book lists are: The stuff might not be available in every part of the country. We don’t want Western food, we’re in China. There is an infinite way to prepare any given vegetable or meat. A lot of that stuff is only available in…

Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken is a famous Sichuan dish in China with chicken, peanuts, and hot pepper as the ingredients.  In the dish, peanuts taste crisp, chicken tender, and the overall flavor is sour and sweet and a bit spicy. Not only the Chinese but also the foreigners enjoy it. However  as to the history of the dish, not many people can give the right answer. It is said that there was an official named Ding Baozhen in the Qing Dynasty, who…