Chinese food is one of the most popular types of cuisine worldwide. It's no wonder! Chinese food is tasty, healthy, and the wide variety means there's something for every taste.
As with many cultural exports, the names of some Chinese dishes have changed by the time they arrived in other countries. So if you visit China or Taiwan, you may find that the names of dishes are unfamiliar.
If you visit a Mandarin-speaking country, this list of popular Chinese food dishes will help when it comes time to ordering food. The items have been roughly arranged by type of food.
Click on the links in the Pinyin column to hear the audio.
|sticky buns||mán tou||饅頭|
|steamed stuffed bun||bāo zi||包子|
|fried noodles||chǎo miàn||炒麵|
|plain noodles||yáng chūn miàn||陽春麵|
|fried rice noodles||chǎo mǐ fěn||炒米粉|
|steamed white rice||bái fàn||白飯|
|vegetarian platter||sù shí jǐn||素什錦|
|white radish patty||luóbo gāo||蘿蔔糕|
|spicy tofu||má pó dòufu||麻婆豆腐|
|beef and rice||niúròu fàn||牛肉飯|
|egg omelet||dàn bǐng||蛋餅|
|chicken leg and rice||jī tuǐ fàn||雞腿飯|
|Peking duck||běi píng kǎoyā||北平烤鴨|
|pork chop and rice||páigǔ fàn||排骨飯|
|fish cooked in soy sauce||hóng shāo yú||紅燒魚|
|fried rice with shrimp||xiā rén chǎo fàn||蝦仁炒飯|
|egg and vegetable soup||dànhuātāng||蛋花湯|
|seaweed soup||zǐ cài tāng||紫菜湯|
|hot and sour soup||suān là tāng||酸辣湯|