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Braised Chicken in Soup

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Shanghai
  • Flavours: Salty, Spicy
  • Level: Expert

This Shanghai-style hot pot dish is made with a whole chicken that has been chopped and braised in a chicken stock in a hot pot that is served on the table. The hot pot dish has chilli, mushrooms and fresh herbs also combined with the soup. It is very common for people to ignore the stock and just eat the pieces of chicken.

Chinese Cuisine

Introducing the diverse cooking, ingredients and flavours of Chinese cuisine.

The cuisine is China is deeply diverse and is an integral part of Chinese culture. Chinese people are arguably the most food-obsessed in the world – but they don’t just cook and eat anything, they are experts at making everything (literally everything) taste amazing.

China is a large nation and its numerous regional cuisines are so varied, it’s hard to believe they are from the same country. There are eight major traditional cuisines in China, which have been formed by a complex combination of history, cooking features, geography, climate, resources and lifestyle.

The eight different traditional cuisines are Shandong, Guangdong (Cantonese), Sichuan, Hunan, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujian and Anhui cuisine. While Sichuan and Hunan cuisines are hot and spicy.

Restaurant Categories chinese - Braised Chicken in Soup

Cantonese, Fujian, Zhejiang and Jiangsu dishes are generally sweet and have light flavours and focus on seafood. Anhui and Fujian cuisines include a lot of wild foods from their mountainous regions, while Shandong cuisine food is fresh and salty with many seafood dishes. Three traditional aspects of Chinese food is colour, smell and taste, but a dish’s meaning, appearance and nutrition is also important.

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