• Food preferences between the North and South of China differ significantly. 

  • There are up to 500 types of noodles in China alone.

  • Chopsticks are widely used as the Chinese traditionally considered knives and forks as violent.

Two Truths and a Lie: The Chung Ying Restaurant Group Edition

 

Food preferences between the North and South of China differ significantly.  

TRUE: In the North, wheat production is favoured because of the colder climate. As a result, food such as dumplings, steamed buns and noodles made from wheat are popular. However, in the South, rice and noodles rule, with them being consumed with nearly every meal!

At all three Chung Ying restaurants, you can enjoy both of these with a wide range of choices suited to all taste buds.

 

There are up to 500 types of noodles in China alone.

FALSE. Believe or not, there are actually over a thousand types of noodles! These range from thick and thin noodles, to hand pulled and sliced noodles. All served in a variety of ways, suited to the different regions. 

Don’t believe us, visit one of the restaurants in the Chung Ying Restaurant Group to choose from a huge selection including Char Kway Teow, a tantalizing dish from Singapore, the iconic Fried Shanghai Noodles or perhaps you’ll settle for a juicy noodle soup.

 

A reason behind the widespread use of chopsticks was that the Chinese traditionally considered knives and forks as violent.

TRUE: Knives and forks were traditionally regarded as dangerous in China, and could be interpreted as weapons. Chinese philosopher and teacher, Confucius believed that this would remind people of slaughterhouses. As crazy as it might sound, this thought then became a widespread belief across Asia. 

Let’s be real, using chopsticks is an art itself. If you haven’t mastered the skill yet, why not have a look at our 5 Steps to Becoming a Chopstick Pro blog? 

Then once you’re a chopstick master, come down to one of the Chung Ying restaurants and show off your skills (don’t worry, we have knives and forks too!).

 

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