Category - Food

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Bamboo Shoots 春笋
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Lotus root 莲藕
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Congee – a very common Chinese dish

Bamboo Shoots 春笋

竹子这种植物不仅提供了大熊猫食物,还提供了人类的。是的,竹子不光是是为人类提供了飘来飘去练武功的场所这么简单的。

This delicacy has been enjoyed by people over thousands of years in East Asia. Nowadays, people normally have to pay high price to be able to taste the fresh picked shoots, but you will be able to enjoy them with a reasonable price if you don’t mind to get canned or frozen products.

Bamboo shoot is the sprout of the Bamboo, the plant grow out of the ground in spring. Timing is important when picking the plant, if it is too late, it will be too old to consume. Bamboo shoots grow very fast and some of the spices can grow more than 100cm per day.

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Lotus root 莲藕

Yes it is true. We Chinese people love our food and eat a lot of things that make you wonder how on earth they found out we can eat that?

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Congee – a very common Chinese dish

Congee is a very common Chinese dish, and there are many types of them. Sometimes people differentiate them under their main flavours: plain, sweet, savoury and sometimes sour. You can also group them under geographic types: Northern and Southern. And of course, it can be grouped under the contents, the ingredients in the congee. These type of congees often have their own names, such as the famous century old egg with salted pork congee.

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