This series of posts introduce Chinese vocabulary on various topics of food as follow:
🥗 A Delicious Journey: Exploring Common Food Vocabulary in Chinese
🍎 A Sweet Journey: Exploring Fruit Chinese Vocabulary
🥦 Unlock the Flavors: Explore Vegetable Chinese Vocabulary
🌭 A Tasty Adventure: Exploring Fast Food Vocabulary in Chinese
🥛 Sip and Learn: Chinese Beverage Vocabulary for Beginners
🥟 Chinese Food
Food is not just sustenance; it’s a celebration of culture and flavor. If you’re a young learner or a beginner exploring the Chinese language, you’re in for a treat! In this article, we’ll introduce you to some delicious Chinese food vocabulary that’s not only fun to say but also fun to eat. From savory dim sum to sweet mooncakes, let’s embark on a flavorful journey through the world of Chinese cuisine.
点心 (diǎn xīn) – Dim Sum
点心 are bite-sized Chinese dishes often enjoyed during yum cha (tea time).
包子 (bāozi) – Baozi
包子 are fluffy steamed buns filled with various fillings, such as meat or vegetables.
饺子 (jiǎozi) – Dumpling
饺子are small pockets of dough filled with meat, vegetables, or seafood.
花卷 (huā juǎn) – Rol
花卷 are soft, rolled buns that can be enjoyed with various dishes.
粥 (zhōu) – Congee Rice Porridge
粥 is a comforting rice porridge often served as breakfast or when feeling under the weather.
油条 (yóutiáo) – Long Fried Dough
油条 are deep-fried dough sticks, perfect for dipping in congee or soy milk.
春卷 (chūn juǎn) – Spring Roll
春卷 are crispy rolls filled with vegetables, meat, or seafood.
饼 (bǐng) – Pie
饼 can be savory (like meat pies) or sweet (like fruit pies).
米饭 (mǐ fàn) – Rice
米饭 is the staple food of China, enjoyed with various dishes.
炒饭 (chǎo fàn) – Fried Rice
炒饭 is a popular dish made by stir-frying rice with vegetables and meat.
面条 (miàn tiáo) – Noodles
面条 come in various shapes and sizes, perfect for soups or stir-fries.
拉面 (lā miàn) – Pulled Noodles
拉面 are hand-pulled noodles, often served in savory broths.
汤圆 (tāng yuán) – Tangyuan
汤圆, known as “tāng yuán,” are sweet rice dumplings often enjoyed during the Lantern Festival.
蛋挞 (dàn tà) – Egg Tart
蛋挞 are delicious custard tarts with a flaky crust.
粽子 (zòngzi) – Zongzi
粽子, or Zongzi, are pyramid-shaped rice dumplings wrapped in bamboo leaves, commonly eaten during the Dragon Boat Festival.
月饼 (yuè bǐng) – Mooncake
月饼 are traditional round pastries filled with sweet or savory fillings, enjoyed during the Mid-Autumn Festival.
云吞 (yún tūn) – Wonton
云吞 are small, filled dumplings typically served in a clear broth.
麻花 (má huā) – Fried Dough
麻花 are twisted, deep-fried dough snacks often coated with sesame seeds.
火锅 (huǒ guō) – Hot Pot
火锅 is a communal meal where ingredients are cooked in a simmering pot of flavorful broth.
茶 (chá) – Chinese Tea
茶 is an essential part of Chinese culture, with various types and flavors to explore.
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Sample Sentences Using Chinese Food Words
Māmā jīntiān bāole hěnduō bāozi.
Mom made many baozi today.
Wǒ xǐhuān chī jiǎozi, yóuqí shì zhūròu jiǎozi.
I like dumplings, especially pork dumplings.
Zhōu shì wǒ shēngbìng shí de zuì’ài.
Congee is my favorite when I’m sick.
Wǒmen jiā chángcháng chī yóutiáo hé dòu jiāng.
In our family, we often eat fried dough sticks and soy milk.
Tāng yuán shì dōngtiān zuì hǎo chī de tiándiǎn zhī yī.
Tangyuan is one of the best desserts to eat in winter.
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Learning Chinese food vocabulary is not only delicious but also a fantastic way to connect with Chinese culture. So, grab your chopsticks and embark on this tasty adventure!
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