Chinese Food Recipes - Vegetables & Eggs



Vegetable dishes are cooked by cooking oil, vegetables, beans, wheat gluten, bamboo shoots, mushrooms and seaweed. They are characterized by freshness, variety, colorfulness and healthiness. They were originally used for sacrifices and grand ceremonies. Later, they have become an important part of Chinese food and food culture since the Northern and Southern Dynasties (386-589) along with the introduction of the Buddhism.

Vegetable dishes in China are divided into three groups: temple, palace and folk/home-style vegetable dishes. Buddhists eat vegetable dishes are to propagate refrains from killing and protect lives, and cultivate merciful Buddha-nature. Palace style is exquisite with a great variety. In ancient times, emperors had to sit alone after bathing, abstain from wine and eat vegetable dishes to make their hearts pure and sincere, when met significant events or before making sacrifices to their ancestors. Chinese folks eat vegetable dishes for they practice simple and mild lives.

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Questions & Answers on Vegetables & Eggs
Asked by Ms.Chris from CHINA | Oct. 13, 2009 21:11Reply
I have been in China for one year, and I like Chinese food, especially dished made from potato. I have learned to cook it in different ways, and this dish is my speciality now.
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Answered by Ms.Maris from SINGAPORE | Oct. 13, 2009 21:26
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Hi,Chris. I like potato too. what other dish can you do?
Answered by Ms.Chris | Oct. 14, 2009 02:32
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Hello Maris.
I can do dishes like Roasted or Cold Shredded Potato, Braised Beef with Potato, Braised Chicken with Potato, and Potato Soup.
Answered by Mrs.Jane | Oct. 16, 2009 03:29
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Ms. Chris, what other vegetables do you like?
Answered by Ms.Chris from CHINA | Oct. 19, 2009 22:49
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I like tomato, especially scrambled eggs with tomato.
Answered by Ms.Marila | Oct. 19, 2009 22:59
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Ms.Chris. You sound like a good cook of Chinese food.
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