The development and diversity of the delights of Chinese cuisine are also representative of China’s long history. With each dynasty new recipes were created. Chinese cuisine contains countless dishes, each with its own distinctive flavour and appeal. Experts say that Cooking process in China is an integration of colour, taste, shape and finesse.
For the cooking process, chefs pick choice and various ingredients and seasonings using skills handed down across generations. Among the many cooking methods they are boiling, stewing, braising, frying, steaming, crisping, baking, and simmering and so on. When they finish their masterpieces they are arranged on a variety of plates and dishes so that they are a real pleasure to view, to smell and ultimately to savour. The diversity of geography, climate and produce have led to the evolution of different flavours.
According to experts good Chinese cuisine has the effect of prolonging life, sustaining the constitution and promoting energy. Some cuisine items are inspired from items used for medicinal purposes. Table manners and courtesy among diners play an important role in Chinese tradition. Chopsticks are used to consume these delightful food items. To see even the smallest child eat with such dexterity is amazing. The use of two simple sticks in this way is an art in itself. Only by combining excellent dishes with good manners can the high art of Chinese cuisine be truly enjoyed to the full.