Popular Dishes To Try When You Visit China

If you and your lover, go to China to experience the culture, naturally food will be a very big part of the experience. And unless you keep an open mind, you may be somewhat disappointed as to the taste of Grilled Recipes . Expect your Chinese food to be somewhat spicier and more robust in China.

Which brings us to some of the best food in China, which is street food. If you go to China and eat within 6 to 8 blocks of your hotel, chances are you will get the Chinese food is more like food in America, watered down, less spicy, and often featuring dishes that tourists love to eat.

On the other hand, if you want to eat genuine Chinese food, no matter which region of China you might be, consider traveling off the beaten track and eating Chinese street food.

Here are some suggestions:

Jianbing (Chinese Crepes)

Jianbing is the most common breakfast food in China. Ingredients may differ from region to region, but the ingredients are generally similar.

A Jianbing is a crepe made with the savory crisp-fried eggs, spread over the surface of the wheat and mung bean flour pancakes. Inside are crunchy puffed strips of fried wonton, grassy cilantro, peppery scallions, and tangy pickles; a sweet and spicy layer of hoisin and chili sauces. Expect to pay the equivalent of around 50 cents for this delight.

Chinese Tea Eggs

Tea Eggs or Marble eggs have a marbled texture and are made by simmered eggs in a savory liquid with such spices and flavorings as star anise, cinnamon sticks, Sichuan peppercorns, and black tea. They are very popular and are found practically everywhere.

Cong You Bing (green onion pancake)

Other famous Chinese foods that is often eaten at breakfast is Cong You Bing. There may be a pretty Chinese Girl running the street stand, and there will be indeed thousands of Chinese girls to choose from, but take it from street food experts, the best green onion pancakes are made by old grannies and grandpas who get up at 5 in the morning and by 6 are ready to cook you breakfast.

Baozi (Chinese Bread Buns)

Again, a pretty Asian woman may run the food stand, but ask Chinese people on the street and they have a general rule, the older the Asian woman vendor, the better the food is.

Baozi is another one of those famous Chinese foods you must try. Baozi is meat such as barbecued pork and/or vegetables steamed filling bread that is steamed in bamboo pots.

They are delicious but come in two sizes, Dabao (big buns) which are sold by most vendors and Xiaobao (small buns.) Go for the larger variety.

Bing Tanghulu (Candied Hawthorns)

For dessert try Bing Tanghulu. Chinese hawthorns covered with a hardened coat of sugar syrup and then skewered on sticks.

They resemble candy apples although they are more sour.

There are literally dozens of tasty street foods that you can get in China for a fraction of what you might pay in a restaurant. And chances are the vendor, out in the open, maybe cleaner than in the recesses of a back kitchen

For up to 35 authentic dishes, try this CNN article