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My homecooking from China's 4 districts

by Keisuke Koga
(Chofu, Tokyo, Japan)

(1) Roasted Beijing Duck

(1) Roasted Beijing Duck

(1) Roasted Beijing Duck (2) Bean Curd with Minced Beef Chili Sauce (Mabodofu) (3) Shark's Fin Soup (4) Chop Suey

Now, I am living alone in Chofu. So, I have been cooking recently. Chinese food is in my repertory. From this, I will talk about Chinese foods. China is divided into 4 districts, as the north, the west, the south, and the east.

In the north, there are many salty dishes such as Roasted Beijing Duck and Boiled Meat Dumplings. Please look at the picture (1).

In the west, there are many spicy dishes such as Bean Curd with Minced Beef Chili Sauce and Shrimps with Chili Sauce. Please look at the picture (2).

In the south, there are many plain dishes such as Shark's Fin Soup and Shaomai. Please look at the picture (3).

In the north, there are many sweetened dishes such as Wonton Soup and Chop Suey. Please look at the picture (4).

I like cooking shrimps with chili sauce very much and I often cook it. I learned that there are many dishes suitable for each area. When making Chinese food, I'd like to consider what area's food it is. And I'd like to challenge various Chinese foods.

Thank you for your reading!

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