China is an enormous and multifaceted country, so it makes sense its cuisine is anything but one-note. As you travel through the country, you’ll experience changes in spice level, ingredients and cooking methods.
Chinese cuisine is typically divided into eight distinct canonical regions:
- Cantonese, or Guangdong cuisine, which favors sweeter sauces and braising
- Sichuan, or Chuan cuisine, which is a spicy punch to the face and heavy on garlic, ginger and peanuts
- Shangdong, or Lu cuisine, which utilizes braising, is heavy on seafood and liberal with salt
- Fujian, or Min cuisine, which is lighter in body and balanced in its use of sweet and sour flavors; Fujian incorporates ingredients from both the sea and the mountains
- Jiangsu, or Su cuisine, which is heavy on soups that feature fresh ingredients heavily, and balance salty and sweet flavors
- Hunan, or Xiang cuisine, which is also high in spice; cooking methods include sautéing, stir frying, steaming and smoking
- Anhui, or Hui cuisine, which specializes in the use of wild plants and animals and utilizes stewing and lots of oil
- Zhejiang, or Zhe cuisine, which includes seafood and bamboo shoots often, in a wide variety of preparations
Among the world’s most coveted food capitals today, Macau (officially a Special Administrative Region of China) tops many a list. The 12-square-mile city is home to 19 Michelin-starred restaurants, nine Bib Gourmand and the world’s first fusion cuisine, and was recognized in 2017 as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy for its singular culinary scene, but its street food culture may be its most popular feature with in-the-know travelers. Here are five top street dishes to prowl for in Macau.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Shrimp is a summer staple. Seafood in general is consumed more during the summer because many travelers make their way to coastal destinations, but shrimp is king. Shrimp is added to many dishes and served in different forms. All summer, people purchase pounds of shrimp and cook them however they desire to go along with their meal. Several different ways to prepare shrimp are highlighted here to expose travelers to the world of shrimp.
The Toilo Toiletry Bag is marketed as the most functional toiletry bag ever. In fact, it’s the future of toiletry bags. With more than 20 features it’s billed as an all-in-one option for travelers and weekend warriors who need a sturdy bag for everyday use.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
Start your explorations of Gettysburg with breakfast, but not just any breakfast. Gettysburg has many delightful bed and breakfasts worth a stay. If you book a stay at Baladerry Inn, you not only get a comfy, spacious guestroom in a historic home once a Civil War hospital, but you also dine on a scrumptious, hearty breakfast each morning, and it’s all included in your room rate.