China’s Popular Food

There are a lot of popular foods in China, such as sweet and sour pork, Kung Pao Chicken, and dumplings.

There are different cuisines in different regions of China:


Beijing is the capital city of China. In Beijing, there are a lot of street vendors. Those streets can be so popular because of the one thing—food.  One of the famous food streets is called Wangfujing street. In the street, the most popular food is called Beijing duck. The meat is characterized by its thin, crisp skin, with the dish being served mostly with skin and little meat.


Shanghai is also a popular food city in China. In Shanghai, people love to eat noodles. The most famous noodle in Shanghai is called spring onion oil noodles. Spring onion oil noodles are simple but delectable. They can be served as breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a good place to travel because there is a lot of famous dim sum there. Xiaolongbao is one of them. Xiaolongbao is a type of Chinese steamed bun. They are also called a soup dumpling because they are filled with hot soup and must be eaten carefully.


Sichuan is a famous city because there are a lot of spicy foods over there. A lot of people who can eat spicy foods mostly come from Sichuan. One of the most famous Sichuan dishes is called Ma Po Tofu. Ma Po tofu is one of the most famous dishes in Chuan Cuisine, and its history goes back more than 100 years. Ma describes a spicy and hot taste that comes from pepper powder, which is one kind of condiment usually used in Chuan Cuisine.

Even the Tang Dynasty had famous food!

Wantons: Since the Tang Dynasty (618-907), it has been a custom for people to eat wantons in winter. The most popular shape of wantons is a simple right triangle, similar to Italian tortellini. Wantons are commonly boiled and served in soup or sometimes deep-fried. The filling of wantons can be minced pork or diced shrimp. (Notice the spelling of “wantons.” This is how we spell this food in China, but in many Chinese restaurants in America, it is spelled as “wontons.”)

China’s foods not only taste good, but these foods also show the history of China.

For example, wantons were a popular food during the Tang Dynasty, and it was also the favorite food of the King of Tang, Li Shimin. In that ancient time, the soldiers of Hu country always lost their battles with other countries because the food of that time didn’t fill their bellies, so when they fought with others, they didn’t have enough strength. As a result, a man named Xuan created the steamed bun. This kind of food could fill the soldiers’ bellies much more because you can fill them with lots of pork. Finally, the soldiers could fight their enemies with their whole strength, and they won every battle after that.

That is why a lot of people all over the world love China’s foods! What is your favorite Chinese food? Send us a comment and let us know! Mmmm!!!