In the skill of cooking of China, it is nearly reach the limit that Chinese seek the delicious food, the delicious Chinese food is well known in the world. The Chinese food has its unique glamour, the key lies in its flavor. Chinese have been seeking the supreme state of the cooking all the time. The Chinese food can be said to be “The color, fragrance, flavor, shape, tableware” perfect unify. The Chinese food pays attention to the nutrition matching of the vegetable with meat. According to investigation of the plant scholar of America and Europe, there are more than 600 kinds of vegetables that Chinese eat.
The Chinese food habits has unique characteristic. Because Chinese like all people sharing the cooked food, most dining-table of China are round, but isn’t Occident’s rectangle dining-table. In China, any feast, no matter what purpose it is, only have a kind of form, everybody sit around the round dining-table. This dietetic habit causes a kind of solidarity and jollification atmosphere. The delicious food is put in the centre of dining-table. People through taste the delicious food and chat, thus promote friendship. People propose a toast each other, this reflect mutual respect and comity. This accord with Chinese people “happy reunion” general psychology.
The biggest characteristic of Chinese food habits is: use the chopsticks, besides soup, Chinese take the food using the chopsticks. Different from Occident, Chinese like eating dishes first, and then eat soup. It has a characteristic too that Chinese treat, because of Chinese use the round dining table, the host’s identity isn’t recognized through his seat. Guests should wait for host’s invitation, and then sit down. The host must notice that can’t let guests sit close to the seat that serve food, or else is impolite. The host must propose a toast to guests first, the host should add the wine to the wine cup for guests first, and then add the wine to the wine cup for oneself, and must add to the almost full of wine cup, thus conform the Chinese etiquette, in order to express that respect the guest and each other’s friendship (Generally speaking, Chinese drink white liquor, do not drink the grape wine, so use flat cup, don’t use the grape wine cup. In addition, Chinese white liquor was made by the grain, the alcohol degree of Chinese white liquor is between 38 to 65 degree generally, it is much higher than the grape wine). If you do not want to drink, should make clear while beginning in banquet, avoid the embarrassed scene. This is very big difference between China and Occident.
Through the Chinese food habits characteristic, everybody can find out the Chinese personality characteristic: Hospitable, solidarity, attach importance to the friendship, like making friends, etc. So, if Chinese feast you, you must know these Chinese food habits, avoid the embarrassed scene. In addition, the thing that you should to do is to enjoy the delicious Chinese food.