Living in China

My favourite dishes in China


The first dish usually goes quickly.

Pineapple and Beef.


It’s a battle. Rice or noodles? This time my favourite won.

Fried noodles with beef.


In Chinese it’s called big white vegetable.

Sour and spicy Chinese cabbage.


I think the chef almost forgot the nuts.

Kung pao chicken (spicy diced chicken).

What are your favourite Chinese dishes?


  • Sara

    Thanks for your comment Confused LaoWai! I have to say that after coming to China I’m not that picky anymore, but sure there are lots of things I don’t want to eat. But I started eating more vegetables :)


  • Justin

    Dumplings definitely. Whenever I crave home cooking it is usually dumpling or Baozi. Although beef noodle can hit the spot as well.

    I want to ask you what do you do when you crave food from home? I’d imagine it is pretty hard to find anything that looks like Finnish cuisine in China.


  • Sara

    Justin, Dumplings are one of my favourites too! When I spent my summer holiday in Finland I took some Finnish canned meatballs with me and I’ve already eaten them two times. I make some potatoes with them. I can also make Finnish pancakes easily.

    But if there’s nothing at home I can go to IKEA. They have Swedish meatballs that are almost the same than in Finland.

    I usually want Finnish food very badly when I’m ill :)


  • Robert Budzul

    That’s an old post and pretty pedestrian dishes… I’m sure you’ve discovered some new ones by now.


    Sara Jaaksola Reply:

    Perhaps I should introduce some of my boyfriend’s mother’s cookings!


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