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Top 10 famous
Chinese dishes

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10 most famous dishes

My ten most famous Chinese dish ranking is based on my interviews with food-savvy global travelers around the globe.

The list is limited to main dishes. It excludes appetizers, soups, snacks, and desserts.

Peking (Beijing) Duck

Crisp skin duck wrapped in pancake or bun smeared with scallion and sweet bean paste.

Sweet and Sour Pork

Small pork pieces are deep fried then stir fried with sugar, vinegar, and soy sauce.

Lobster Cantonese

Bite-sized lobster is stir fried then bathed in gound pork sauce.

General Tso's Chicken

Battered, deep-fried, bite-sized chicken coated with spicy sweet-and-sour sauce.

Cantonese Roast Duck

Whole duck is baste-brushed with a sweetened soy sauce blend.

Lemon Chicken

Bite-sized lemon-flavored chicken pieces are thinly battered then stir fried.

Moo Shi Pork

Stir fried shredded pork, mushroom, and vegetables wrapped in a flour pancake.

Buddha's Delight

A meatless, stir-fried melange of fresh vegetables.

Ten Varieties Hot Pot

You simmer chicken or pork with vegetables in a steaming tabletop pot.

Yangchow Fried Rice

Cooked rice is lightly mixed with tiny pieces of meat and vegetables in a wok.

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