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Chinese cuisine


Chinese cuisine is an important part of Chinese culture, which includes cuisine originating from the diverse regions of China, as well as from Chinese people in other parts of the world. Because of the Chinese diaspora and historical power of the country, Chinese cuisine has influenced many other cuisines in Asia, with modifications made to cater to local palates.


  • Notable examples 

  • Types 

  • History 

  • Regional cuisines 

  • Staple foods 

  • Soybean products 

  • Vegetables 

  • Herbs and seasonings 

  • Desserts and snacks 

  • Cold dishes 

  • Soups 

  • Drinks 

  • Chinese cuisines outside China 

  • Dining etiquette 

  • Relation to Chinese philosophy 

  • Relation to Chinese religion 

  • Food controversies