Authentic Chinese Food - Mandarin Cuisine
If you find attractive authentic Chinese food rather than the monosodium glutomate filled junk that some western restaurants have the nerve to try to pass off, then why not give Mandarin cuisine a shot?
Mandarin cuisine is wonderful to think about along with being a delight on the taste buds because in Mandarin cooking, presentation will be as significant as flavor. This is a stylish cuisine as witness the normal dishes of Peking Duck and Mu Shu Pork.
Mandarin cuisine originated in the Chinese royal courts long ago during the Qing Dynasty, which could be any time from 1644 to 1912. Delighting the Emperor and the other royals took a lot of effort, leading on the best chefs creating one of the most elegant and tasty dishes. Failure for this could cause a fate far worse than mere unemployment! The legacy of such chefs is reflected in modern Mandarin cookery.
Being the cultural center of China, Mandarin cookery combines influences coming from all one other Chinese provinces in their own individual style. Colorful vegetables are married with mild spices and contrasting flavors and textures including sweet and sour or crisp and smooth are combined to generate a marvelous mix of colors and scents.
Even desserts is presented in a fancy way. For example spring onions (salad onions) may be coated with dark soy paste and arranged on the platter with sliced boiled egg yoke to look like a flower or elaborately carved carrots and beet-root may be employed for color and texture.
The appearance of breakfast too must delight each of the senses and also this may be a healthy stir fried tomato dish served with scrambled eggs.
The staple of Mandarin cuisine is what rather than rice so pancakes or wraps often feature, containing spiced beef or pork. The pancakes, although merely a mix of water and flour will probably be flavored, maybe with chili or sesame oil.
One of the best known and simplest to create Mandarin dishes is hot and sour soup. That staple from the Chinese takeaway combines bamboo shoots plus a number of mushrooms for texture with chiles for heat and vinegar for sourness. Another favorite will be the Mandarin equal of a fondue, which is a pan of simmering beef or chicken stock that can be used to cook shredded chicken or beef, prawns, leafy green vegetables, mushrooms and egg noodles, while you sit at the table.
So, to get a truly royal and authentic Chinese food experience, treat yourself to a Mandarin feast, whether home-cooked or in a restaurant.