Various Chinese dishes
Various Chinese dishes

This is a list of Chinese dishes in Chinese cuisine.

Dishes by ingredient

Grain-based dishes

Noodles

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Chinese noodles
Misua noodle making Taiwan.jpg
麵條 面条 miàntiáo plain noodles; an essential ingredient and staple in Chinese cuisine
Chow mein
Chow mein 1 by yuen.jpg
炒麵 炒面 chǎomiàn stir-fried noodles
Noodle soup
米线 Rice Noodles - 原味小吃 Yuanwei Xiaochi Y3.jpg
湯麵 汤面 tāngmiàn noodles with soup
Zhajiangmian
Billyzhajiang1.jpg
炸醬麵 炸酱面 zhájiàngmiàn noodles mixed with sauce
Lamian
La mian, noodles.JPG
拉麵 拉面 lāmiàn pulled noodles, hand-made at spot
Liangpi
LIANG PI.jpg
涼皮 凉皮 liángpí served cold
Lo mein
Real lo mein.jpg
撈麵 捞面 lāo miàn
Biangbiang noodles
Biang Biang Mian.jpg
𰻞𰻞麵 𰻝𰻝面 biángbiáng miàn broad noodles, part of Shaanxi cuisine
Sliced Noodles
Daoxiaomian at Beixinqiao, Beijing (20201011183536).jpg
刀削 刀削面 dāoxiāomiàn noodles that are sliced from a big chunk of dough directly into the boiling water
Chongqing noodles
The Crimson Chongqing Noodles at Detective Conan Café Chongqing (20191224121602).jpg
重慶小麵 重庆小面 Chóngqìng xiǎomiàn
Shacha noodles
Shachamian.JPG
沙嗲面 沙茶面 shā chá miàn
Noodles with tomato egg sauce
Chinese Noodle With Tomato and Egg Sauce.jpg

Rice

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White rice
Frozen rice - jules.jpg
米飯 米饭 mǐfàn
Fried Rice
Nasi goreng Solaria Kuta.JPG
炒飯 炒饭 chǎofàn

Pork-based dishes

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Braised pork belly
紅燒肉 Braised pork in brown sauce.jpg
紅燒肉 红烧肉 hóngshāoròu
Braised pork
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東坡肉 东坡肉 Dōngpō ròu
Sweet and sour pork
Sweet-and-sour pork.jpg
咕咾肉 咕咾肉 gǔlǎoròu
Twice cooked pork
Hoikoro.jpg
回鍋肉 回锅肉 huíguōròu
Char siu
Charsiu.jpg
叉燒 叉烧 chāshāo Chinese barbecued pork

Poultry-based dishes

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Century egg
Century egg sliced open.jpeg
皮蛋 皮蛋 pi dan A famous snack in parts of China
Kung Pao chicken
Kung-pao-shanghai.jpg
宮保雞丁 宫保鸡丁 gōngbǎo jīdīng
Peking Duck
Peking Duck 3.jpg
北京烤鴨 北京烤鸭 Běijīng kǎoyā the trademark dish of Beijing
Soy egg
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滷蛋 卤蛋 lǔdàn hard boiled egg marinated in sweet soy sauce over the course of a few days or hours
Tea egg
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茶葉蛋 茶叶蛋 cháyèdàn
Fujian red wine chicken
Fujian red wine chicken.JPG
福建紅酒雞 福建红酒鸡 hóngzāojī a traditional dish of northern Fujian cuisine which is made from braising chicken in red yeast rice.
Stir-fried tomato and scrambled eggs
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番茄炒蛋 番茄炒蛋 fānqié chǎo dàn a common dish in China.

Vegetable-based dishes

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Buddha's delight
Boeddha
羅漢齋 罗汉斋 luóhàn zhāi a vegetarian dish popular among Buddhists
Pickled vegetables
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榨菜 榨菜 jiàngcài various vegetables or fruits that have been fermented by pickling with salt and brine, or marinated in mixtures based on soy sauce or savory bean pastes

Dishes by cooking method

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Double steaming / double boiling
Shark fin home.jpg
dùn a Chinese cooking technique to prepare delicate and often expensive ingredients. The food is covered with water and put in a covered ceramic jar, and is then steamed for several hours.
Red cooking
RedCookedPorkBelly.jpg
紅燒 红烧 hóngshāo several different slow-cooked stews characterized by the use of soy sauce and/or caramelised sugar and various ingredients.
Stir frying
Ginger chicken (3168342551).jpg
炒 / 爆 炒 / 爆 chǎo / bào two fast Chinese cooking techniques.

Dumplings

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Baozi
Baozi Chengdu.JPG
包子 包子 bāozi steamed buns with fillings
Dim sum
Chinesische Küche.jpg
點心 点心 diǎnxīn a staple of Cantonese cuisine
Potsticker
MakingJiaozi.jpg
鍋貼 锅贴 guōtiē fried dumplings
Jiaozi
Fried dumplings.jpg
餃子 饺子 jiǎozi dumplings
Mantou
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饅頭 馒头 mántou steamed buns
Wonton
Wonton 1.JPG
餛飩 / 雲吞 馄饨 / 云吞 húntún / yúntūn sphere-shaped dumplings usually served boiled in broth or deep-fried
Xiaolongbao
Xiao Long Bao at Nanxiang Mantou Dian 1.jpg
小籠包 小笼包 xiǎolóngbāo soup dumplings, a specialty of Shanghai cuisine
Zongzi
Taiwanese zongzi by fhisa in Yokohama Chinatown.jpg
糭子/粽子 粽子 zòngzi glutinous rice wrapped in bamboo leaves, usually with a savory or sweet filling
Tangyuan
Pumpkin tangyuan (汤圆) with red bean baste and black sesame fillings.jpg
湯圓 汤圆 tāngyuán glutenous rice balls

Pastry

Main article: Chinese bakery products

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Cha siu bao[1]
Char siu bao.jpg
叉燒包 叉烧包 chāshāobāo Steamed buns, [1] usually filled with BBQ pork
Scallion pancake
Spring onion pancake 2013.JPG
蔥油餅 葱油饼 cōngyóubǐng Scallion pancakes
Mooncake
Mooncake.jpg
月餅 月饼 yuèbǐng Usually eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival. Sweet pastry with various fillings e.g. lotus paste, red bean paste, mung bean paste. Most have a savoury egg yolk inside.
Sachima
Sachima.jpg
沙琪瑪 沙琪玛 shāqímǎ A sweet pastry made of sugar and flour
Shaobing
Shaobing5.jpg
燒餅 烧饼 shāobǐng A flaky baked or pan-seared dough pastry
Youtiao
Youtiao.jpg
油條 油条 yóutiáo Long strips of deep-fried dough

Soups, stews and porridge

Main article: List of Chinese soups

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Congee
Chinese rice congee.jpg
zhōu Chinese rice porridge
Hot and sour soup
Hot-and-Sour-Soup-Bowl.jpg
酸辣湯 酸辣汤 suānlàtāng
Hot pot
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火鍋 火锅 huǒguō
Tong sui
10 Thousand Buddhas Monastery 豆腐花 Bean Curd 2.jpg
糖水 糖水 tángshuǐ a sweet soup served as dessert in Cantonese cuisine

Dishes by region

Anhui

Main article: Anhui cuisine

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Bang Tofu 八公山豆腐 八公山豆腐 bāgōngshān dòufǔ
Bright Pearl Abalone 明珠酥鮑 明珠酥鲍 míngzhū sūbào
Caterpillar Fungus Duck 蟲草燉老鴨 虫草炖老鸭 chóngcǎo dùn lǎoyā
Crab and Fish Stomachs 蟹連魚肚 蟹连鱼肚 xièlián yúdù
Crab-apple Flower Cake 海棠酥 海棠酥 hǎitángsū
Dried Pot Tofu 乾鍋素肉 干锅素肉 gānguō sùròu
Five Colours Fish Cake 五彩魚片 五彩鱼片 wǔcǎi yúpiàn
Flower Mushroom Frog 花菇田雞 花菇田鸡 huāgū tiánjī
Steamed Pumpkin Dumplings 南瓜蒸餃 南瓜蒸饺 nánguā zhēngjiǎo
Fried Tofu Curd Balls 豆腐渣丸子 豆腐渣丸子 dòufǔzhā wánzi
Fuli Roast Chicken
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符離集燒雞 符离集烧鸡 fúlíjí shāojī
Ginger Duck 姜母鴨 姜母鸭 jiāng mǔyā
Hay Wrapped Fragrant Ribs 稻香排骨 稻香排骨 dàoxiāng páigǔ
Jade Rabbit Sea Cucumber 玉兔海參 玉兔海参 yùtù hǎishēn
Lotus Seed Pod Fish 蓮蓬魚 莲蓬鱼 liánpéng yú
Phoenix Tail Shrimp 鳳尾蝦排 凤尾虾排 fèngwěi xiāpái
Potato Croquet 土豆炸餃 土豆炸饺 tǔdòu zhájiǎo
Silver Fish Fried Egg 銀魚煎蛋 银鱼煎蛋 yínyú jiāndàn
Soy Braised Mandarin Fish 紅燒臭鱖魚 红烧臭鱖鱼 hóngshāo chòu guìyú

Beijing

Main article: Beijing cuisine

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Peking Duck
Peking Duck, 2014 (02).jpg
北京烤鴨 北京烤鸭 Běijīng kǎoyā
Zhajiangmian
Zhajiangmia.jpg
炸醬麵 炸酱面 zhájiàngmiàn
Xianbing 餡餅 馅饼 xiànbǐng
Crullers
Making fresh Yóu Tiáo 油条.jpg
油條 油条 yóutiáo a deep fried strip of dough

Cantonese

Main article: Cantonese cuisine

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Braised abalone
Cantoneseabalone.jpg
燜鮑魚 焖鲍鱼 mèn bàoyú mun6 baau1 jyu4
Shaved ice
Bing guan cau mei.jpg
刨冰 刨冰 páobīng paau4 bing1
Beef chow fun
Beefchowfoon.jpg
乾炒牛河 干炒牛河 gānchǎo niúhé gon1 caau2 ngau4 ho4
Bird's nest soup
Edible Bird
燕窩 燕窝 yànwō jin1 wo1
Black sesame soup
BlacksesameSoup.jpg
芝麻糊 芝麻糊 zhīmahú zi1 maa4 wu4
Cantonese seafood soup
Cantoneseseafoodsoup.jpg
海皇羹 海皇羹 hǎihuáng gēng hoi2 wong4 gang1
Char siu
Charsiu.jpg
叉燒 叉烧 chāshāo caa1 siu1
Crispy fried chicken
Crispyfriedchicken.jpg
炸子雞 炸子鸡 zházǐjī zaa3 zi2 gai1
Duck with taro 陳皮芋頭鴨 陈皮芋头鸭 chénpí yùtóuyā can4 pei4 wu6 tau4 ngaap3
Guilinggao
Guilinggao.jpg
龜苓膏 龟苓膏 guīlínggāo gwai1 ling4 gou1
Little pan rice
赤坎煲仔饭.jpg
煲仔飯 煲仔饭 bāozǎifàn bou1 zai2 faan6
Red bean soup
Redbeansoupdessert.jpg
紅豆沙 红豆沙 hóngdòushā hung4 dau6 saa1
Roast squab 乳鴿 乳鸽 rǔgē jyu5 gap3
Roast suckling pig 燒乳猪 烧乳猪 shāo rǔzhū siu1 jyu5 zyu1
Sea cucumber
Seacucumbercuisine.jpg
海參 海参 hǎishēn hoi2 saam1
Seafood with bird's nest
Seafoodbirdsnest.jpg
海鲜雀巢 海鲜雀巢 hǎixiān quècháo hoi2 sin1 zoek3 caau4
Shark fin soup
Chinese cuisine-Shark fin soup-01.jpg
魚翅湯 鱼翅汤 yúchì tāng jyu4 ci3 tong1
Snow fungus soup
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銀耳湯 银耳汤 yín'ěr tāng ngan4 ji5 tong1
Sour spare ribs 生炒排骨 生炒排骨 shēngchǎo páigǔ saang1 caau2 paai4 gwat1
Spare ribs soup with watercress and apricot kernels 南北杏西洋菜豬骨湯 南北杏西洋菜猪骨汤 nánběixìng xīyángcài zhūgǔ tāng naam4 baak1 hang6 sai1 joeng4 coi3 zyu1 gwat1 tong1
White cut chicken
BeiQieJi-WhiteCutChicken.jpg
白切雞 白切鸡 báiqièjī baak6 cit3 gai1
Winter melon soup
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冬瓜湯 冬瓜汤 dōngguā tāng dung1 gwaa1 tong1
Wonton noodles
Wanton noodles.jpg
雲吞麵 云吞面 yúntūnmiàn wan4 tan1 min6
Yeung Chow fried rice
Chinese fried rice by stu spivack in Cleveland, OH.jpg
揚州炒飯 扬州炒饭 Yángzhōu chǎofàn Joeng4 zau1 caau2 faan6
Youtiao
Chinese fried bread.jpg
油條 油条 yóutiáo jau4 tiu4
Zhaliang
Zhaliang.jpg
炸兩 炸两 zháliǎng zaa3 loeng5

Chaozhou

Main article: Teochew cuisine

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Yusheng
Singapore Yusheng.jpg
魚生 鱼生 yúshēng
Popiah
LunBhia.jpg
薄餅 薄饼 báobǐng

Fujian

Main article: Fujian cuisine

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Buddha jumps over the wall
Buddha soup boul.jpg
佛跳牆 佛跳墙 fótiàoqiáng hu̍t-thiàu-chhiûⁿ
Fried rice in Fujian style
Nasi goreng Solaria Kuta.JPG
福建式炒飯 福建式炒饭 Fújiàn shì chǎofàn
Oyster omelette
TWOysterOmeletRichy.jpg
蚵仔煎 蚵仔煎 hézǎijiān
Popiah
LunBhia.jpg
薄餅 薄饼 báobǐng pȯh-piáⁿ
Yanpi
Taipien by woinary in Kumamoto.jpg
燕皮 燕皮 yànpí

Guangxi

Main article: Guangxi cuisine

Southern Guangxi cuisine is very similar to Guangdong cuisine. Northern Guangxi cuisine, such as the dishes below, is quite different.

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Luosifen
Luosifen w pork knuckles (20150430131030).JPG
螺蛳粉 螺蛳粉 luósīfěn Liuzhou noodles
Ningmeng ya
Guangxi lemon duck on Z5 (20160323175957).jpg
柠檬鸭 柠檬鸭 níngméng yā Lemon duck

Hainan

Main article: Hainan cuisine

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Hainanese chicken rice
Hainanese Chicken Rice.jpg
海南雞飯 海南鸡饭 Hǎinán jīfàn
Wenchang chicken
Wenchang Chicken 1.JPG
文昌雞 文昌鸡 Wénchāng jī

Hakka

Main article: Hakka cuisine

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Meigan vegetable
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梅乾菜 梅干菜 méigān cài
Stuffed bitter melon 釀苦瓜 酿苦瓜 niàng kǔguā
Stuffed tofu
酿豆腐 2.jpg
釀豆腐 酿豆腐 niàng dòufǔ

Hunan

Main article: Hunan cuisine

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Changsha stinky tofu
Changshachoudoufu.jpg
長沙臭豆腐 长沙臭豆腐 Chángshā chòu dòufǔ
Xiangxi bacon 湘西臘肉 湘西腊肉 Xiāngxī làròu
Xiangxi rice tofu 湘西米豆腐 湘西米豆腐 Xiāngxī mǐ dòufu

Hubei

Main article: Hubei cuisine

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Hot dry noodles
Hot Dry Noodles stirred.jpg
熱乾麵 热干面 Rè gān miàn

Jiangsu

Main article: Jiangsu cuisine

Northeast

Main article: Northeastern Chinese cuisine

Shaanxi

Main article: Shaanxi cuisine

Shanxi

Main article: Shanxi cuisine

Shandong

Main article: Shandong cuisine

Sichuan

Main article: Sichuan cuisine

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Chongqing spicy deep-fried chicken
La Zi Ji (Chicken with Chiles) (2269517013).jpg
重慶辣子雞 重庆辣子鸡 Chóngqìng làzǐjī
Dandan noodles
Dan-dan noodles, Shanghai.jpg
擔擔麵 担担面 dàndànmiàn
Fuqi Feipian
Fuqi Fei Pian.jpg
夫妻肺片 夫妻肺片 fūqī fèipiàn
Sichuan hotpot
Day177lilybday.JPG
四川火鍋 四川火锅 Sìchuān huǒguō
Kung Pao chicken
Kung-pao-shanghai.jpg
宮保雞丁 宫保鸡丁 gōngbǎo jīdīng
Mapo tofu
Billyfoodmabodofu3.jpg
麻婆豆腐 麻婆豆腐 mápó dòufǔ
Shuizhu
Shuizhufish2.JPG
水煮 水煮 shuǐzhǔ
Twice cooked pork
Hoikoro.jpg
回鍋肉 回锅肉 huíguōròu
Zhangcha duck
Zhangcha tea smoked duck.jpg
樟茶鴨 樟茶鸭 zhāngchá yā

Yunnan

Main article: Yunnan cuisine

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Crossing the bridge noodles
Guo Qiao Mi Xian.jpg
過橋米線 过桥米线 guòqiáo mǐxiàn

Zhejiang

Main article: Zhejiang cuisine

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Beggar's Chicken
Beggar
叫化雞 叫化鸡 jiàohuā jī
Braised Sliced Pork with Preserved Vegetables 干菜燜肉 干菜焖肉 gāncài mènròu
Cold Chicken Cooked in Wine 糟雞 糟鸡 zāojī
Dongpo Braised Pork
Dongpo pork by superturtle.jpg
東坡肉 东坡肉 dōngpō ròu
Fish Ball in Light Soup 清湯魚圓 清汤鱼圆 qīngtāng yúyuán
Fried Eel Slices 生爆鱔片 生爆鳝片 shēngbào shànpiàn
Fried Pigeon with Spiced Salt 椒鹽乳鴿 椒盐乳鸽 jiāoyán rǔgē
Fried Shrimps with Longjing Tea
Longjing prawns in Hangzhou Restaurant 2015-07.JPG
龍井蝦仁 龙井虾仁 Lóngjǐng xiārén
Fried Stuffed Bean Curd Paste 干炸響鈴 干炸响铃 gānzhá xiǎnglíng
Fried Sweet and Sour Pork
Tangcu liji.jpg
糖醋里脊 糖醋里脊 tángcù lǐji
Hangzhou-Style Duck Pickled in Soy Sauce 杭州醬鴨 杭州酱鸭 Hángzhōu jiàngyā
Old Duck Stewed with Bamboo Root & Ham 笋干老鴨煲 笋干老鸭煲 sǔngān lǎoyā bāo
Red-Stewed Duck 滷鴨 卤鸭 lǔ yā
Sauteed Broad Beans with Ham 火腿蠶豆 火腿蚕豆 huǒtuǐ cándòu
Sauteed Shrimps 油爆蝦 油爆虾 yóubào xiā
Sizzling Rice in Tomato Sauce 番茄鍋巴 番茄锅巴 fānqié guōbā
Steamed Pork with Rice Flour in Lotus Leaf 荷葉粉蒸肉 荷叶粉蒸肉 héyèfěn zhēngròu
Stewed Spring Bamboo Shoots 油燜春笋 油焖春笋 yóumèn chūnsǔn [2]
Stir-Fried Spring Chicken with Chestnuts 栗子炒子雞 栗子炒子鸡 lìzi chǎo zǐjī
West Lake Fish in Vinegar Sauce 西湖醋魚 西湖醋鱼 xīhú cùyú

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See also

References

  1. ^ a b Tan, S.; Press, B.F.L. (2012). Chinese Auspicious Culture. Celebrate Chinese Culture. Asiapac Books. p. 160. ISBN 978-981-229-642-9. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  2. ^ "Hangzhou Famous Dishes". Archived from the original on 2011-10-05. Retrieved 2011-06-27.