Transcript Guangdong Cuisine
By Jaymee Eastwood
What province or city is famous
for this cuisine?
– Guangdong is a Chinese province on the sea
coast of the people’s republic of China.
The features of this cuisine.
– The Cantonese features are very different to food
features here in Australia. Some features of Cantonese
food is; ginger, aniseed, coriander leaves, rice vinegar,
oyster sauce, hoisin sauce and sugar.
The history of this cuisine.
– Chinese society greatly valued gastronomy and
developed a extensive amount of study of the subject
based on its traditional medical beliefs.
– Chinese culture initially centred around the North China
– Nobles hunted various wild game and consumed mutton,
pork, dog and beef, as these animals were domesticated.
3 representing dishes from this
3 most popular dishes from Cantonese cuisine is:
1. Chinese steamed eggs
2. White cut chicken
3. Char sui (barbequed pork)
Any interesting story about the
cuisine or any dishes.
– Yum cha, also known as going for dim sum, is a type of
Chinese style brunch tea, which involves drinking
Chinese tea and eating dim sum. It’s popular in
Cantonese – speaking regions in China, including the
southern provinces of Guangdong and the special
administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau and has
spread to other regions worldwide due to the presence
of overseas Chinese.
The cooking method and ingredients of one of the
representing dishes, what is it famous for? Why are these
ingredients used? The best way to eat it? Does it have a
symbolic meaning? etc. - Chinese Steamed Eggs.
– Chinese steamed eggs or water eggs is a traditional
Chinese dish, found all over China. The eggs are beaten
consistently similar to what are used for omelette and
then steamed. It’s sometimes referred to custard eggs on
menus. If eaten cold, it has the taste and texture of
gelatine (unless sugar added).
Why does this area have this type of
cuisine/food, use these ingredients /have this
flavour? Any climate geographical or
– It is a widely served style of Chinese cuisine. Most
Chinese who immigrated and set up restaurants overseas
were from Guangdong. Though what is served abroad
now has departed from Yue cuisine.
Chinese table manners
– There are special differences from manners in western
countries. Around dining tables guest should only ever sit
after the host/hostess invitation to be seated. Dishes are
always placed in the centre of the table. You may start
eating after host/hostess and guests have been seated.
Comparing to Australian cuisine, are there any
similarities or differences in terms of cooking,
flavour or use of ingredients? What are they?
– Chinese food tends to be perceived as a singular cuisine,
Australia is a more home grown food environment and
Australia uses more natural ingredients but Cantonese is
very oily and most dishes are deep fried.
In my opinion is this cuisine healthy?
Why or why not?
– Some Chinese foods can be healthy because its
vegetables and can be cooked a certain way for it to be
healthier than other Chinese foods. But it can also be
unhealthy from all the deep fried foods and the oils
Chinese use to cook their foods.
What do I like about Chinese? What
don’t I like about Chinese food? Why?
– I really enjoy Chinese food because it has a different
aroma, taste, texture, presentation and a different origin.
It is also different to Australian foods.
– I love Chinese food.
Any other things about Chinese
cuisine/food to provoke your thinking?
– It is a good opportunity to research about different types
of food and culture other then your own because it gives
you a good knowledge of food if you wanted to travel