Confucius once said: “Eating is the utmost important thing in life.” Chinese food culture is an important part of China culture.

Food is usually prepared in bite-sized pieces (except fish, crabs and so on), ready for direct picking up and eating.

Chopsticks are the primary eating utensil in Chinese culture for solid foods, while spoons are used for drinking soups.

Chinese dishes are exquisitely prepared and very delicious. They pay much attention on perfect harmony with the color, aroma, taste and shape, which share equal importance in the preparation of each dish

China is a geographically huge country with different climate, ethnicity and subcultures in different parts. Traditionally there are eight main families of cuisines including Anhui, Cantonese, Fujian, Hunan, Jiangsu, Shandong, Szechuan, and Zhejiang cuisines.

In China people often share the food in the same plate. The host will be considered cold and unfriendly if he doesn’t try to persuade the others to drink more wine.