Zhejiang Cuisine (Zhe Cuisine) includes the specialties of Hangzhou, Ningbo and Shaoxing in Zhejiang Province, which is known as ‘land abundant in fish and rice’, Zhejiang cuisine, not greasy, wins its reputation for freshness, tenderness, softness, and smoothness of its dishes with mellow fragrance. Hangzhou cuisine is the most famous one among the three.
Each of the three sub-cuisine traditions is noted for its special flavor and taste, but they are all characterized by the careful selection of ingredients, emphasizing minute preparation, as well as unique, fresh and tender tastes. Zhejiang cuisine specializes in quick frying, stir-frying, deep-frying, simmering and steaming, by which the dishes obtaining the natural flavor and taste. Special care is taken in the cooking process to make the food fresh, crispy and tender. Thanks to exquisite preparation, the dishes are not only delicious in taste and but also extremely elegant in appearance.
Notable Sichuan Dishes: West Lake Fish in Vinegar Gravy, Fried Shrimps with Longjing Tea, Dongpo Pork, Braised Bamboo Shoot, Deep-Fried Beancurd Rolls Stuffed with Minced Tenderloin, Sliced Lotus Root with Sweet Sauce, West Lake Beef Soup, Steamed Pork with Rice Flour in Lotus Leaves