Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Follow up - 100 Chinese Foods...

As a follow up to the Omnivore's 100, we now have Appetite for China's 100 Chinese Foods to Try Before you Die!

I scored 97%, and a hard craving for food back in Hong Kong. Bittersweet.

1. Almond milk
2. Ants Climbing a Tree (poetic, not literal, name)
3. Asian pear

4. Baby bok choy

5. Baijiu

6. Beef brisket

7. Beggar's Chicken

8. Bingtang hulu
9. Bitter melon

10. Bubble tea

11. Buddha's Delight

12. Cantonese roast duck
13. Century egg, or thousand-year egg

14. Cha siu (Cantonese roast pork)

15. Char kway teow

16. Chicken feet

17. Chinese sausage

18. Chow mein

19. Chrysanthemum tea

20. Claypot rice

21. Congee

22. Conpoy (dried scallops)

23. Crab rangoon
24. Dan Dan noodles

25. Dragonfruit

26. Dragon's Beard candy
27. Dried cuttlefish

28. Drunken chicken

29. Dry-fried green beans

30. Egg drop soup

31. Egg rolls

32. Egg tart, Cantonese or Macanese
33. Fresh bamboo shoots
34. Fortune cookies

35. Fried milk

36. Fried rice

37. Gai lan (Chinese broccoli)

38. General Tso's Chicken

39. Gobi Manchurian
40. Goji berries (Chinese wolfberries)
41. Grass jelly

42. Hainan chicken rice

43. Hand-pulled noodles

44. Har gau (steamed shrimp dumplings in translucent wrappers)

45. Haw flakes

46. Hibiscus tea

47. Hong Kong-style Milk Tea

48. Hot and sour soup

49. Hot Coca-Cola with Ginger

50. Hot Pot

51. Iron Goddess tea (Tieguanyin)

52. Jellyfish
53. Kosher Chinese food
54. Kung Pao Chicken

55. Lamb skewers (yangrou chua'r)

56. Lion's Head meatballs

57. Lomo Saltado
58. Longan fruit

59. Lychee

60. Macaroni in soup with Spam

61. Malatang

62. Mantou, especially if fried and dipped in sweetened condensed milk

63. Mapo Tofu

64. Mock meat

65. Mooncake (bonus points for the snow-skin variety)

66. Nor mai gai (chicken and sticky rice in lotus leaf)

67. Pan-fried jiaozi

68. Peking duck

69. Pineapple bun
70. Prawn crackers

71. Pu'er tea

72. Rambutan

73. Red bean in dessert form

74. Red bayberry
75. Red cooked pork
76. Roast pigeon
77. Rose tea
78. Roujiamo

79. Scallion pancake

80. Shaved ice dessert
81. Sesame chicken

82. Sichuan pepper in any dish
83. Sichuan preserved vegetable (zhacai)
84. Silken tofu

85. Soy milk, freshly made

86. Steamed egg custard

87. Stinky tofu

88. Sugar cane juice

89. Sweet and sour pork, chicken, or shrimp
90. Taro

91. Tea eggs

92. Tea-smoked duck

93. Turnip cake (law bok gau)

94. Twice-cooked pork

95. Water chestnut cake (mati gau)

96. Wonton noodle soup

97. Wood ear

98. Xiaolongbao (soup dumplings)

99. Yuanyang (half coffee, half tea, Hong Kong style)

100. Yunnan goat cheese

There's also a 100 Japanese Foods to try.... or has the 100 Food List's five minutes already expired?


susan in HK said...

Hmmm. I've never eaten crab rangoon, gobi Manchurian, lomo saltado and roujiaomo.
I'm SURE you've eaten red bayberries - in Cantonese it's "yangmei" - they're a very pretty fruit available for only a few weeks a year: round balls about 2cm (or smaller) in diameter, the colour of red raspberries and with a large seed inside.


Sui Mai said...

Susan, are these ones that look a bit hairy and are juicy with bright green leaves? MMMmmmn, I love those!

susan in HK said...

Yes, that's it.
I wonder if the person who made up the list meant Yunnan yak cheese, rather than goat cheese?