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China Restaurants and Dining

Where and What to Eat in China

One of the best parts of Asian cuisine is that you don't necessarily have to part with half your wallet in order to eat well but if you want fine dining it's there for you.

All of the above applies in China, where a one dollar plate of noodles can be as tasty as a $20 meal in a five-star hotel. While it is true that Chinese dining etiquette differs from that of the west, a quick read up on culinary customs will keep you abreast of things. 

Table Manners and Customs

The main difference between Chinese and Western eating customs is that in China everybody shares the dishes placed on the table. If you are being taken out by a local, be prepared to tackle many dishes and a mountain of food. The locals are very proud of their food and your appreciation of it is important in their eyes. A big 'no-no' is to place your chopsticks in your rice bowl as this is reminiscent of joss sticks burnt at funerals. Be patient in waiting for your rice portion as the best dishes are served first and without rice. If you are not adept at eating with chopsticks and spill something it is not a problem; eating out in China is often a messy affair.

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China Restaurants Guide A-Z

Beijing Restaurants

Beijing Restaurants A-Z

Beijing is the capital of China and therefore dining out there means lots of choices and food brought from all over the Read More...

Shanghai Restaurants

Shanghai Restaurants A-Z

Shanghai is known as a melting pot of culinary culture, bringing together many different types and styles from China and Read More...

Xi'an Restaurants

Xi'an Restaurants A-Z

Xian is renowned for the Shannxi snack and Guangdong cuisine. Beyond the inevitable KFC and McDonalds there is little in Read More...

Chengdu Restaurants

Chengdu Restaurants A-Z

When traveling to China, the last thing that you need to worry about is finding a place to eat. You can find restaurants Read More...

Guilin Restaurants

Guilin Restaurants A-Z

Guilin is famous for its scenic beauty. Quite naturally, it attracts a lot of tourists and any town known for tourism Read More...

Hong Kong Restaurants

Hong Kong Restaurants

Hong Kong is renowned for restaurants featuring a vast array of culinary delights from across China, as well as for fine Read More...

Macau Restaurant & Dining

Macau Restaurant

The scope of visitors, entertainment and activity in Macau is reflected in the islands cuisine, whether it is the native Read More...

Hangzhou Restaurants

Hangzhou Restaurants A-Z

Be it international flavours, upscale dining rooms, or simple authentic Chinese restaurants, Hangzhou features a number Read More...

Guangzhou Restaurants

Guangzhou Restaurants A-Z

If you are being taken out by a local, be prepared to tackle many dishes and a mountain of food. The locals are very Read More...

Dalian Restaurants & Dining

Dalian Restaurants A-Z

The well known seaport city of Dalian brings to the visitor’s plate everything that makes it unique. Read More...

Nanjing Restaurants

Nanjing Restaurants A-Z

Nanjing cuisine is famous for its unique flavours and careful selection of raw ingredients. Nanjing dishes use a liberal Read More...

Kunming Restaurants

Kunming Restaurants A-Z

From noodle houses to haute cuisine Kunming has it all, foodwise, and being a city of substantial size you will be able Read More...

Lijiang Restaurants

Lijiang Restaurants A-Z

Lijiang has a wide range of places to eat and here you will find Naxi, Chinese and Tibetan food. Most restaurants are in Read More...

Dali Restaurants

Dali Restaurants A-Z

Food is an integral part of Chinese culture and Dali in particular has culinary delights exclusive to the area. Many Read More...

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