Food culture has played a prominent role throughout Chinese history. China's rich cuisine varies from the southeast to the northwest, and is characterised by both simple and complex flavours. Sour, sweet, spicy, salty and bitter, a large range of different tastes are represented across the many traditional and modern dishes. Let’s begin our full-flavoured journey with Cookidoo®.
Bring out the flavour with High Temperature mode: Enhance the flavour of your dishes with the TM6 High Temperature mode. Cooking at higher temperatures will bring out rich flavours that characterise Chinese cuisine.
Authentic spice mixes: Spices are the soul of Chinese cuisine. Think Sichuan peppercorns, five spice powder, chilli powder… The powerful grinding power of Thermomix® means you will have fragrant, fresh and flavourful seasonings for your Chinese cooking.
Perfect your dumplings: Knead your dough, blend your fillings, and finish off by steaming your homemade dumplings in the Varoma. Making delicious dumplings at home has never been easier.
Perfect rice, every time: Prepare this popular Chinese side dish with the TM6 Rice mode.
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Each culinary region has distinct flavours, dishes and specialties. Given the size of the country, it's not surprising that there can be great variations between each region. There are, however, some regions that are better well-known for their distinctive style of cooking. Discover some characteristics of the 8 main regions of Chinese cuisine:
A landlocked mountainous region that creates hearty dishes that are often made with wild plants and animals. Shandong
A coastal region in Northeast China that focuses on seafood, preserving and braising. Jiangsu
This region cooks a lot of fresh foods, seafood, and other dishes that require precise cooking techniques. They are also known for their beautiful food presentation. Fujian/Min
Their cuisine has a slightly sweet and sour taste, and they are known for their delicacies from the sea and from the mountains. Zhejiang
Delicate flavours and a lot of fresh food that is often served raw. Guandong
Cantonese cuisine is a milder and delicate cuisine that is known to be slightly sweeter. Sichuan
Sichuan cuisine uses the Sichuan peppercorn which is known for its mouth-numbing sensation. Hunan
Another spicy cuisine that has sweet and sour flavours, including pickles and preserves.