The wontons, roasted Beijing duck, countless varieties of dim sum, noodles fried or in the soup and Kung Pao chicken - Chinese cuisine enjoys worldwide popularity.
This can be witnessed by the numerous Chinese restaurants that you see around your city for many years. Nevertheless there is no such thing as THE Chinese cuisine, because there are no fewer than eight regional cuisines. In each region different flavors dominate. Roughly spoken: rather hearty in the north, sweet the east and spicy in the south.
And while in the south mainly rice is consumed, in the north wheat is the staple food. In most regions it is impossible not to find soy sauce, ginger, spring onions and chili sauce. By contrast, one finds, because of widespread lactose intolerance, little dairy in Chinese cuisine.