November 21, 2009

Nyonyachef Xplore Food in China

It's amazing to xplore all the food in China, with wide range of varieties and techniques of cooking just like in Malaysia we have Hokkien, Teochew, Cantonese, Hakka, Sichuan, Foo Chow styles,..and many more but many have been altered or mixed due to the crossed breed among which one is the original....unknown....Want to find out ? Fly to China !

I landed in one of the main city in China and my task was to taste at least 200 varieties of food all over China within 5 days,...40 varieties a day,...20 dishes per meal,...and not over eat cause I still need to try some of the thousand types of beer in China...Trying !

Check out some of the few highly rated authentic dish chosen by the gluttons....

The Seafood

Steam Fish with Fermented Bean, Shrimp with Long Jing Tea Leaves, Boiled Hangzhou Shrimp, Steam Carp with Spicy Sauce, Deep Fry Butter Prawn Mantis, Stir Fry Lala with Chinese Herbs, Crab with Sweet Sauce, Baked Shrimp with Salt, Deep Fry Fish with Sweet & Sour Sauce.

Nothing extraordinary about the seafood when you are in somewhere near the mountain side. We had fish, Prawn Mantis, Crab, Lala, Prawn & many, many, more. Most gluttons commented on the fish....Fishy ! Muddy smell ! and blah...blah...blah, but the cooking was delicious and very tasty.

The miniature prawn seems tiny but tasty, where's the big one ? Nowhere to be seen in this part of the world !

The Meat

Tong Po Meat, Beggars Chicken, Pork Leg with dark soy, Peking Duck, Pork with Preserved Veggie, Mince Pork with Salty Mustard, Chinese Ham with Beancurd, Sweet & Sour Pork Rib.

Among all the meat dishes, the Tong Po Meat was the main highlight.

The Veggie

Golden Pumpkin with Pork Ribs, Stir Fry Mushroom with Oyster Sauce, Plain White Radish, Cabbage Soup with Chinese Ham, Plain Cucumber, Plain Cucumber with Cream Mustard Sauce, Peanuts with Sour Plum, Stir Fry Pak Choy with Soy, Celery with Chinese Sausage.

We had at least 5 veggies per meal and these are the highly rated ones,...based on tasty, freshness and artistic cooking techniques....and the Golden Pumpkin was simple but very tasty. I can't remember why they chose the cucumber,...maybe most of the the veggie dishes were a bit on the oily side and salty.

The Authentic....

Out of the 200 ++ dishes, somehow these were the best...of the best. Tong Po Meat, Shanghainese Siew Long Pau, Hangzhou Bak Chang, Wuzhen Lamb Noodles, Steam Egg with Tiny Shrimp, Duck's Tongue.

The Wuzhen Lamb Noodles was the main hit. Hot spicy and damn tasty !

The Steam Egg with Tiny Shrimps was a surprise to us, the tiny shrimp looks like the Fermented Shrimps (Cincalok)

The Exotic Duck's Tongue was a delicacy indeed.

The Season....

Hairy was on season, never miss it for the world. the exotica !


mycookinghut said...

wow....looks amazing!!!

NyonyaChef said...

I am always amazed with the food in China too may to xplore and to eat.

backStreetGluttons said...

You need around 5 - 50 years to try all da the different food styles in China , then you will need a team , one that is strong & capable and get get up each morning tomorrow about 7.33am. And spend at least 3 hours a day drinking.

Its difficult but not impossible to find them.

J said...

Duck tongue? >_<

NyonyaChef said...


If we have pure gluttons those never say no, no wan,..then we might done it within 2yrs.


Hehe why not ? Honestly, if you don't look at it, it's very ought to try this.

J said...

I think you'll need to blindfold me first... >_<

NyonyaChef said...

That should not be a problem, but check out my next post, this wan u will faint...

3 hungry tummies said...

That is a lot of food in 5 days :)

NyonyaChef said...

3 hungry tummies,

Nice of you to drop by,in Amazing China anything is possible,if you happen to be in Beijing and try the Emperor's dish,it's even more, average one meal easily 30-40 dishes...that's a lot !