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View Poll Results: Which Chinese cuisine is your favorite
Cantonese 25 50.00%
Sichuan 16 32.00%
Hunan 7 14.00%
Huaiyang 3 6.00%
Fujian 0 0%
Others 5 10.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 50. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-04-2014, 05:00 PM
 
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Cantonese food is declining in China too. More and more people are fond of spicy foods.
Cantonese food was never popular outside Guangdong.
In large metropolis like Shanghai for example, there were very few Cantonese restaurants even 20 years ago. In Jiangsu, zhejiang, Shandong or Sichuan provinces, they are even rarer.
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Old 06-04-2014, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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Xinjiang/halal restaurants are growing in popularity here, as they well should be... that stuff is deeeeelicious.

Hunanese restaurants seem to be more popular as nicer, sit-down type places, you don't see as many counters or lunch-type places. There are a fair number of fast/casual Sichuan restaurants around, though. A lot of places just specialize in noodles, soups, etc and are pan-Chinese.
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Xinjiang/halal restaurants are growing in popularity here, as they well should be... that stuff is deeeeelicious.

Hunanese restaurants seem to be more popular as nicer, sit-down type places, you don't see as many counters or lunch-type places. There are a fair number of fast/casual Sichuan restaurants around, though. A lot of places just specialize in noodles, soups, etc and are pan-Chinese.
Ever had Xinjiang-style pilaf? Interesting, the rice is more sticky. I've had Uzbek-style pilov and it was similar.

I went to a Yunnan restaurant today actually, similar to Sichuan.
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Old 06-07-2014, 09:17 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Cantonese food was never popular outside Guangdong.
In large metropolis like Shanghai for example, there were very few Cantonese restaurants even 20 years ago. In Jiangsu, zhejiang, Shandong or Sichuan provinces, they are even rarer.
I disagree. There were quite a few sort of cantonese grand banquet sort of restaurants in Shanghai and some have been there for maybe twenty years. There are also dim sum places (and Canto-style, not Shanghai-style). There are also some very specific stuff like baozaifan (clay pot rice) places and other sundries. I believe that was a case in Beijing and probably other major cities as well. Canto certainly wasn't/isn't the predominant cuisine you find in Shanghai, but they weren't/aren't uncommon either.
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Old 06-07-2014, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Over the last few days I got taken out by my coworkers for the holiday... I have to say that overall, Cantonese food really sucks. It's bland and gooey, and actually is about 95% the same as the greasy, salty stuff in the US that people love to rail against. Here I am in the seat of Cantonese culture; the food is supposed to be 10x better than what's in the states and it's not.

I just went out for an early lunch with a friend and got these rolled noodles, marinated in oil for a few hours before being fried in more oil with some soy sauce, pepper, and red onions. I took a few bites and it was nearly inedible... just sent it back. so disgusting, I feel slighted. I'm basically done with the stuff. I'll stick with Hunanese, Xinjiang, and Sichuan food unless I need a reason to get pissed off.
Cantonese isn't my favourite either. I prefer Sichuan, dumplings, Xinjiang too.
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Old 06-16-2014, 07:47 AM
 
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can you consider "Chicken Rice" to be authentically came from China since it's also known as Hainanese Chicken Rice.

Sichuan food = too spicy
Shanghainese = too oily
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Old 06-16-2014, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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can you consider "Chicken Rice" to be authentically came from China since it's also known as Hainanese Chicken Rice.

Sichuan food = too spicy
Shanghainese = too oily
No, I would say no. 'Wenchang chicken' is similar and is believed to have been the template for the dish, but it was Hainanese chefs/cooks IN SINGAPORE who started flavouring the rice with the stock, which is the heart of the dish. No, it's Singaporean/Malaysian.
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Old 06-16-2014, 08:27 AM
 
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I just wished to have a half-chicken on my next chicken rice serving.
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Old 06-16-2014, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I just wished to have a half-chicken on my next chicken rice serving.
On my last trip to S'pore I discovered you can just get the rice alone! That's the best part of it, and only 50 cents for a bowl of fragrant, tasty chicken rice!
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Old 06-16-2014, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Sichuan, Hunan, Yunnan !

i also like Shanghai food too, not sure what its called

for instance they have like this lotus dish, noodle dish, etc.
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