The Chinese have a number of rules and customs associated with eating.
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For example, meals must be taken while seated; there is a set order of who may be seated first among men, women, old and young; and the main courses must be eaten with chopsticks, and soup with a spoon. Chinese banquets are arranged on a per table basis, with each table usually seating ten to twelve persons.
A typical banquet consists of four appetizer dishes, such as cold cut platters or hot hors d'oeuvres; six to eight main courses; then one savory snack-type dish and a dessert.
I will introduce how to prepare a family banquet as follows:
Pastry: Flowery Steamed Dumpling
Course 8: Steamed Dumpling with Shrimp
Course 7: Assorted Vagetables Wrapped in Lettuce
Course 6: Sweet and Sour Fish in Squirrel Shape
Course 5: Quick-fried Shredded Duck with Scallions
Course 4: Twice-cooked Pork with Spicy Sauce
Course 3: Shrimp Balls with Sesame
Course 2: Stir-fried Chicken with Chili Sauce and Peanuts
Course 1: Nine Cold Dishes
More about Delicious Dishes
- Assorted Vegetables
Course 7: Assorted Vegetables Wrapped in Lettuce Beautiful in color and looks very fresh.
- Fried Shredded Duck
Course 5: Quick-fried Shredded Duck with Scallions Salty and delicious.
- Nine Cold Dishes
Course 1: Nine Cold Dishes Course 1 starts with nine cold delicious dishes.
- Pork with Spicy Sauce
Course 4: Twice-cooked Pork with Spicy Sauce Salty, sweet and spicy with a strong delicious aroma.
- Sesame Shrimp Balls
Course 3: Shrimp Balls with Sesame Crispy outside and tender inside.
- Shrimp Steamed Dumpling
Course 8: Steamed Dumpling with Shrimp Pure white in color and beautiful in shape.
- Six-meat Hotpot
Soup: Six-meat Hotpot This is a dish that people enjoy eating while it cooks.
- Steamed Dumpling
Pastry:Flowery Steamed Dumpling In beautiful colors, the dumplings look vividly like blossoming flowers.
- Stir-fried Chicken
Course 2: Stir-fried Chicken with Chili Sauce and Peanuts Spicy, fragrant and delicious.
- Sweet-sour Fish
Course 6: Sweet and Sour Fish in Squirrel Shape Both sweet and sour, crispy outside and tender inside.