Chinese Eight Cuisines

As you already know, at the luxury hotel in Alicante Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa, we are Asian lovers, and we specially love its cuisine. Today we are taking you to China to discover more about its delightful cuisine.

Chinese food is one of the richest cuisines in the world. And it is also one of the most ancient cuisines. Due to the different and unique characteristics its local dishes have, Chinese cuisine splits into eight regional cuisines.

Sichuan Cuisine or Chuan is the most widely served cuisine in China. It is very spicy and bold. The main ingredients used on Sichuan dishes are chilli, pepper, which is very common in Sichuan, garlic and ginger. Its most renowned dish is Kung Pao Chicken.

Shandong Cuisine or Lu Cuisine is fresh, light and healthy. It is known for its meat, seafood and soups. It dates back to Qin Dynasty. Its most representative dish is sweet and sour carp.

Yue Cuisine or Guangdong Cuisine (Cantonese food) is the most varied and international Chinese cuisine. This type of Chinese food has been popularized by Chinese restaurants around the world. The most popular ingredients are fish, soy sauce and ginger. It most famous dish is Dim Sum.

Fujian Cuisine, also known as Min cuisine, is famous for its soups, seafood dishes and light and sweet flavours. Noodles and rice, very common in Fujian, are also one of the main ingredients on its recipes. One of its most popular dishes is oyster omelette.

Su Cuisine or Jiangsu Cuisine is fresh and salty. Jiangsu dishes are simmered. Among its ingredients we can find duck and seafood. Braised spareribs and Nanjing duck are some of its most common dishes.

Hunan Cuisine or Xiang Cuisine is known for its spicy and sweet-and-sour flavours. Hunan cuisine places a great deal of emphasis on condiments and chilli. The special seasonings of its cuisine include honey, soy sauce, cinnamon, vinegar and ginger. Red-braised pork is its most renowned dish.

Anhui Cuisine or Hui Cuisine is characterized by stews. Among its ingredients we find duck, turtle and chicken. One of its most famous dishes is stewed soft shell turtle with ham.

Zhejiang Cuisine or Jing Cuisine is very fresh and healthy. Zhejiang dishes are very varied such as fish, all types of meat and vegetables. Its most popular dish is beggar´s chicken.

If you visit us, our Asian cuisine won´t leave you indifferent. Our suggestion is our Koh Samui restaurant. Quality and luxury are waiting for you…