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List of Typical Chinese Foods that You Need to Know

When learning Mandarin, you will encounter many interesting things besides Mandarin itself, namely its culture. Chinese culinary is an interesting culture that should not be missed.

There are a variety of unique Chinese foods that you need to know as a reference if one day you go on holiday or study there. Anything acording to website?

Mapo Doufu

Mapo Doufu or Mapo Tofu is a traditional Chinese dish that is very popular in China. Did you know, Mapo Doufu comes from Shincuan Province. Mapo Doufu consists of tofu that is cut into cubes and then cooked with a mixture of ground beef, chili powder, spring onions, bean paste and other spices.


Kwetiau is a noodle dish that is synonymous with Chinese, Hokkien and Tio Chiu ethnic groups. Kwetiau is made from rice flour which has a chewy texture, and is usually prepared by frying or dousing it with sauce.

This dish is already popular in Indonesia and has many fans, you know.

La ji zi

La ji zi is a very famous food in China. La ji zi means dry spicy chicken. La ji zi consists of pieces of chicken meat that are cut into cubes and then fried until dry. The spices used are usually Sichuan chilies, dried chilies, garlic, spring onions, soy sauce, salt, sugar and other mixed spices.

Hainan Jifa

This food is indeed a traditional Chinese food that is very popular with Indonesians. This food usually consists of chicken, sauce and soy sauce. this food is very delicious.


This dish is very unique because making 1 portion of sanbeiji requires a lot of spices. In fact, this sanbeiji consists of chicken meat cooked with 3 cups of spices as the name suggests, namely Sanbeiji (three cups), mixed with rice wine, sweet soy sauce, and cup of lard, can you imagine guys how delicious a portion of sanbeiji tastes?


Tangculiji is a traditional Chinese food and this dish originates from Sichuan and is popular in various restaurants in China and even abroad. Tangculiji consists of pork fillet mixed with flour then fried, then drained and then cooked in sweet and sour sauce.

Tangculiji has a sweet and spicy taste. The fried pork pieces in Tangculiji will taste delicious and more delicious if eaten with warm rice.

Gong Bao Ji Ding

Maybe many people still don’t know the name of the food above, gong bao ji ding is actually kungpao chicken which has a delicious taste.


Wontons are the most popular food among tourists visiting China. Have you ever tried the Siomay dish? Well, wongton is almost similar to dumplings in Indonesia. The thing that differentiates wontons from dumplings is the way they are served. Wontons are usually served with soup, whereas in Indonesia dumplings are usually served with broth.