Chinese Cuisine - Eight Culinary Traditions of China

Eight Culinary Traditions of China

Chinese dishes may be categorized as one of the Eight Culinary Traditions of China, also called the "Eight Regional Cuisines" and the "Eight Cuisines of China". They are as follows:

  • Hui: Anhui
  • Yue (Cantonese): Guangdong
  • Min: Fujian
  • Xiang: Hunan (Can include Xiangjiang Region, Dongting Lake and Xiangxi styles)
  • Su (aka Huaiyang Cuisine): Jiangsu
  • Lu: Shandong (Include Jinan, Jiaodong styles, etc.)
  • Chuan: Sichuan
  • Zhe: Zhejiang (Can include Hangzhou, Ningbo, and Shaoxing styles)

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