A bloggers take on Chinese food in China

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  1. Iamanidiot

    Iamanidiot Elite Member Elite Member

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    A Indian bloggers take on authenic Chinese food .Intresting observations.Visit his blog for more observations LotsaFood
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    The real Chinese food, my friends who have been there tell, is quite bland and the ingredients are quite exotic.

    I believe for vegetarians, China is a nightmare and a forced diet paradise.

    How to say you're vegetarian


    Unfortunately there is no simple way to say you're vegetarian that will be understood clearly in all situations.

    But don't panic! ... there's some easy to remember phrases that come close.

    The standard strategy is to get the gist of the message across with the Chinese phrase wo chi su (literally "I eat vegetables"), or one of its slightly more complex variant.

    This phrase, combined with being vigilant against contaminants (little pieces of meat, meat-based soup stocks, sprinklings of dry shrimps, etc.) is a practical and easily achievable solution to the core problem of getting fed.

    Indeed, they are three powerful characters - whether you print them out and point at them, or try to learn the pronunciation and repeat it yourself, you'll be dashing in to random restaurants and discovering new vegetarian delicacies in no time!

    Of course, repeating this phrase has its limitations and there are is a more elevated phrases that you might also want to learn about.
    http://www.vegetarian-china.info/

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    Iamanidiot Elite Member Elite Member

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    sezchuan cuisine is quite good though it has to be spiced a bit more for me.Even hunan cuisine is quite good I heard
     
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    Even I like shezchuan cuisine. here NE make it. What is it, where did it originate ?
     
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    It is Sichuan cuisine westernised to shezchuan .

    Sichuan Cuisine
     
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    Thank you sir. BTW taste it, if you already haven't, it's pretty good.
     
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    Actually, I love Chinese food.

    And am a tolerable cook of Chinese food.

    My stay in Singapore was most rewarding.
     
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    Some of my singaporean chinese friends have quite a taste for Andhraite food.They esp like gongura botti
     
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    It is not difficult to find an good indian restaurant in Chinese metros. Especially Guangzhou a hub for Indian traders has a lot of good Indian restaurant. When I was in Shanghai for business I had no problem with food. It is outside the big cities where the trouble starts. Me being a vegetarian had to survive on potatoes and salad.

    Overall I really liked China and their hospitality.
     
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    Indian traders in China ?????
     
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    Thats because Singaporean, Malay, and Indo food are spicy. Even my South East Asian friends like Indian food.
     
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    Yeah dude...Its like little India over there. I know many who visit Guangzhou every two months.

    But I like Shanghai and would definitely suggest everyone to visit it once. Very futuristic city with a vibrant population. If only we hand good leaders my Mumbai would have looked like that. :sigh:
     

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