Chinese cuisine is famous all around the world. It originated in different regions of China and has been introduced to other parts of the world, ranging from Southeast Asia to America and Europe. Nowadays, it is not difficult to find a Chinese restaurant in one’s neighborhood. A meal in China consists of two components, staple foods (主食) – usually rice, noodles or steamed buns – and accompanying dishes of vegetable, meat or other items. Soup is often served at the end of a meal; however, due to western influences, serving soup at the beginning of a meal is becoming increasingly common in mordern times.
Kebab rice noodles are usually eaten at noon. Choosing time to enjoy bun cha seems to be an art of time: eating kebab rice noodles at what time is appropriate. This is a very characteristic of the culture of culinary land period. However, there are also several shops selling Kebab rice noodles at noon in the afternoon. It is not difficult to find a row of Kebab rice noodles at the corner of the capital Hanoi, which has some doors.
For my Independent study, I will be talking about sushi. Sushi is a roll of seaweed, rice, and fish, vegetables or both. It is a favorite dish in Japan. But it wasn't invented in Japan. I will be covering: the history of sushi, what sushi is, wow it is made, types of sushi, bizarre types of sushi, famous sushi chefs, the most challenging sushi to make, and fun facts.
1. About shark fin soup The history of shark fin soup. It’s told that it was created by an emperor in the Ming Dynasty. The soup was supposed to show the power, wealth and generosity of the emperor to the banquet guests – and today serving of the dish has come to be a sign of respect. It is often served at special occasions such as wedding and important business deals, and in the Chinese culture it’s a strong virtue of “sharing your fortune”.
It occurs when the peasant Old Tong Bao is sitting on a rock by the canal recalling about his past. As he is thinking of his past, “A small oil-burning riverboat came puffing up pompously from beyond the silk filature … Hatred burned in Old Tong Bao’s eyes.” (Mao 59). As the boat passed through, Old Tong Bao was filled with anger since it disturbs the peaceful of the water and green countryside. Meanwhile, he is thinking about the “foreign devils” that have taken money away from hardworking Chinese peasants. The boat in this scene represents for the modernity because it is one of modern machinery and the peasant Old Tong Bao represents for tradition, he has nothing but hatred towards the foreign evils.
Shark fin soup played a significant role in ancient China that is still evident today. During the Ming dynasty, shark fins were offered as tribute to the emperor which earned them a place in banquets because of “their reputation from being difficult or expensive to source” (Clarke et al, 2007). Up to this day, “Shark fin soup is [still] considered a symbol of wealth and prestige in Chinese culture, and has been a popular — and often expected — item at Lunar New Year’s parties and wedding banquets” (2009). Shark fin soup was integrated into Chinese culture due to the delicacy being served for thousands of years. As an important food in culture, this dish is often served in important social occasions where hosts are able to display their class and social status by presenting banquets with exoctic foods that
Hook also succeeds in capturing the Darling brothers and the Lost Boys, but when Peter and Hook fight their final battle, Hook loses and is eaten by a crocodile. Seeing peter slowly advancing upon him [Hook] through the air with dagger poised, he sprang upon the bulwarks o cast himself into the sea. He did not know that the crocodile was waiting for him; for we purposely stopped the clock that this knowledge might be spared him: a little mark of respect from us at the end.
Besides rice, seafood is also highly consumed in Japan since the country is surrounded by oceans. Seaweed, fish, clams, fish cakes are popular ingredients in Japanese cooking (Setsuko, 2014). The Japanese cuisine offers a great variety of dishes and regional specialties. They are categorized into rice dishes, seafood dishes, noodle dishes and other dishes. Rice dishes, rice has been the most important food in Japanese cuisine.
Some are characterized by eating festive or occasional meals and drinks while others are characterized by mourning, entertainment or merry making or a mixture of these. One similarity between Chinese and Ghanaian festivals is that both are characterized by the eating of festive foods and drinks and other edibles. Diet constitutes a vital part of Chinese festivals; the Spring festival, Dragon boat festival, Tomb-Sweeping day, Daunwu festival and other varied festivals in China are characterized by the eating of some designate meals, drinks and assorted edibles. This phenomenon is not surprising considering how diet occupies an indispensable place in Chinese
He shuddered at the thought of the amount of blood on his fins after the countless fish he had slaughtered. There he was, caught in the act, red-finned, about to take another innocent life, Gabriel 's life. The terrifying creature started to sob and knew that he deserved what was coming for him. He was about to surrender, knowing that he had no real friends that would come to