Authentic Chinese Food - Mandarin Cuisine
If you have in mind authentic Chinese food as opposed to the monosodium glutomate filled junk that some western restaurants have the nerve to pass off, then why don't you give Mandarin cuisine a try?
Mandarin cuisine is wonderful to think about in addition to as a delight to the palette because in Mandarin cooking, presentation is 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 way back throughout the Qing Dynasty, which could be any time from 1644 to 1912. Delighting the Emperor as well as the other royals took quite a lot of effort, leading to the best chefs creating the most elegant and tasty dishes. Failure to do this could result in a fate far worse than mere unemployment! The legacy of those chefs is reflected in modern Mandarin cookery.
Being the cultural center of China, Mandarin cookery combines influences from all of the opposite Chinese provinces in their own individual style. Colorful vegetables are married with mild spices and contrasting flavors and textures like sweet and sour or crisp and smooth are combined to generate a marvelous mix of colors and scents.
Even treats is presented in a fancy way. For example spring onions (salad onions) could be coated with dark soy paste and arranged on the platter with sliced boiled egg yoke to become a flower or elaborately carved carrots and beet-root could be used for color and texture.
The appearance of breakfast too must delight every one of the senses and this could be a healthy stir fried tomato dish served with scrambled eggs.
The staple of Mandarin cuisine is what in lieu of rice so pancakes or wraps often feature, containing spiced beef or pork. The pancakes, although only a mix of water and flour is going to be flavored, maybe with chili or sesame oil.
One of the best known and simplest to produce Mandarin dishes is hot and sour soup. That staple of the Chinese takeaway combines bamboo shoots along with a selection of mushrooms for texture with chiles for heat and vinegar for sourness. Another favorite may be the Mandarin equivalent of a fondue, which is a pan of simmering beef or chicken stock used to prepare shredded chicken or beef, prawns, leafy green vegetables, mushrooms and egg noodles, when you sit at the table.
So, for any truly royal and authentic Chinese food experience, treat yourself to a Mandarin feast, whether home cooked or in a restaurant.