Chefs and foodie lovers all over the world travel to China strictly for its food. If you’re among the many looking to explore China’s legendary flavors, our Sublime China food tours will sure help you uncover the greatest foodie gems in the country. China covers a large territory, it’s a melting pot of culture and features 56 nationalities, and it fuses flavors within its borders — coming up with unique and mouthwatering dishes.
A meal in Chinese culture is typically seen as consisting of two or more general components: A carbohydrate source, such as rice, noodle and steamed buns; accompanying dishes of vegetables, meat, fish, or other items. The accompanying dishes have become more diverse throughout time.
China features four traditional cuisines according to the regional classification.
Shandong cuisine, one of the oldest cuisines in China, originates from Confucius family banquet, then adopted by the imperial kitchen. It’s characterized by its emphasis on aroma, freshness, crispness and tenderness, becoming the representative food in north China.
Sichuan cuisine, characterized by its spicy and pungent flavor, is one of the most famous Chinese cuisines in the world. The food in Sichuan usually use chili peppers and prickly ash, giving it a distinctively spicy taste. Cantonese food, originated from Guangdong, perhaps is the most widely available Chinese cuisine outside of China. Su cuisine, also called Huaiyang cuisine, is popular in the lower reach of the Yangtze River.
The carving technique is well known in China as well, especially the melon carving technique. The food in Su cuisine are brightly colored and beautifully designed, top-tier artisan food decor that pleases the eye. Apart and above four regional cuisines, there are other Chinese festival foods, such as Zongzi in the Dragon Boat Festival, moon cakes in the Mid-Autumn Festival, spring rolls in the Spring Festival.
The different regions offer different food and every place has its own typical dish, like lean pill in Wenzhou, sweet and sour fish in Hanghou. If you’re going to do food, you might as well do it right. Our food tours are made for you to try the country’s best of the best.
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Gourmet Sichuan Food Tour
Want bold and fiery? Our Sichuan Cuisine is well-known for its strong flavors. Within China, Sichuan food is practically synonymous with hot pot, a vat of broth infused with various meats and vegetables and peppercorns. And other Sichuan food like Mapo Tofu and Dandan noddle are also popular.
Gourmet Northeast Food Tour
Northeastern food includes Liaoning food, Heiloingjiang food and Jilin food. Because Shenyang was the ancient capital of Qing Dynasty, the dishes in Northeastern are more sophisticated under the influence of imperial cuisine. Chicken stew mushroom and fried pork in scoop are two famous dishes that you cannot miss.
Gourmet Guangdong Food Tour
Guangdong food, is renowned both inbound and outbound of China, enjoying the great prestige among the eight great traditions of Chinese cuisine. The food in Guangdong emphasizes flavors which are clear, refreshing, tender and shiny. It features sweet, salty and bitter. Representative Guangdong pastries include the shrimp dumplings, steamed dumplings, and glutinous rice with chicken.
Gourmet Tibetan Food Tour
Tibetan food shows a strong similarity to the food in India and China, but it has its unique features. Tsampa is one of the typical food in Tibetan, which is a sough made with roasted barley flour and yak butter. It would a nice experience if you have eaten dried beef or mutton strips when drinking a cup of buttered tea.