Open Class Chinese - Daily Mandarin-
What Chinese dishes do you like?
Have you ever eaten Chinese food in an authentic Chinese restaurant? What Chinese dishes do you know? What have you eaten?
大家好，欢迎大家来到 Happy School Online 学习汉语，很多人都喜欢吃中国菜，不管是外国人还是中国人都很喜欢，因为中国的美食有很多，对于吃货来说，简直就是人间天堂。
Hello, everyone. Welcome to Happy School Online for Mandarin learning. I know that many people like eating Chinese food, regardless of foreigners or Chinese people, because there are a lot of food in China. For a foodie, it is an earthly paradise!
What names of Chinese food have you known? How many dishes have you eaten? You may eat a lot, but you might not know about their names. So this lesson is to learn about some names of the Chinese food. Please look at the dialogue.
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Wang Hua invited Li to dine out in a Chinese restaurant. They ordered many different dishes of Chinese food, such as…... The Chinese food are of different tastes.
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wǒ men jīn tiān yì qǐ qù chī zhōng guó cài ba 。
Let's go to eat Chinese dish together today.
nǐ xiǎng chī shén me cài ？
What do you want to eat?
kǎo yā ,yú xiāng ròu sī hái yǒu táng cù lǐ jǐ , nǐ ne ?
Roast duck, shredded pork, sweet and sour pork, how about you?
dàn chǎo fàn hé yún tūn ,
Egg fried rice and wonton,
nǐ néng chī là ma ?
Can you eat spicy food?
嗯，酸，甜， 苦, 辣我都可以，
en ，suān ，tián , kǔ , là wǒ dōu kě yǐ ，
Um, sour, sweet, bitter, spicy, all I can,
tè bié shì má là huǒ guō ,wǒ zuì xǐ huan le
especially spicy hot pot, I like it the most.
wǒ yě tǐng xǐ huan chī là de ，tè bié shì là zǐ jī ，hái yǒu suān cài yú
I also like spicy food, especially spicy chicken and pickled fish
We can see that there are a lot of Chinese food names in the dialogue. So today, we could learn a lot about it.
李玉和王华去餐馆吃中国菜，李玉问王华： “你想吃什么菜？” 意思就是 “What do you want to eat? ” 王华说：他想吃烤鸭,鱼香肉丝还有糖醋里脊。
Li Yu and Wang Hua went to a restaurant to eat Chinese dishes. Li Yu asked Wang Hua, “what do you want to eat?” Wang Hua said, “I’d like to eat Roast Duck, Shredded Pork with Fish Flavor and Sweet and Sour Fillet of Pork.”
“烤鸭” 就是 Roast duck，在中国，最有名的烤鸭是北京烤鸭 “Peking duck”；“鱼香肉丝” 就是 Shredded pork with fish flavor，有意思的是吃过“鱼香肉丝” 的人都知道， “鱼香肉丝” 里面的肉并不是鱼肉，而是猪肉，只不过它的味道更像鱼肉一些； “糖醋里脊” 是 Sweet and sour fillet of pork，糖醋里脊酸酸的，甜甜的，简直就是非常棒的开胃菜，我非常喜欢吃。
“Roast duck” is popular in China, especially the “Peking duck”, which is the most famous. As for “Shredded Pork with Fish Flavor”, it’s funny that those who have eaten it all know that the meat in this dish is not fish but pork, yet the taste is more like fish. And the “Sweet and Sour Fillet of Pork” is like its name, sweet and sour, which is a great appetizer. I really like it.
王华告诉李玉他想吃的菜，又问李玉 “你呢？”， “你呢” 的意思就是 “and you？”
Wang Hua told Li Yu what he wanted to eat, and then asked Li, “And you?”
李玉告诉王华她喜欢吃蛋炒饭和云吞，“蛋炒饭” 是 Fried rice with egg， “云吞” 是 Wonton，云吞和馄饨很相似，馄饨和云吞的英文意思都一样，都是Wonton，它们俩区别就是云吞的外皮厚，而馄饨的外皮薄。我很喜欢喝馄饨的汤，清淡又好喝还很暖胃，大家有机会可以尝尝。
Li Yu told him she likes eating “Fried Rice with Egg” and "Wonton". “W” is similar with “Huntun”. Both of names are “Wonton” in English. The difference between them is that the wrapper of “Wonton" thicker than that of “Huntun”. I really like drinking the Huntun soup, which is light, tasty and warm to stomach. You could try it if you have a chance.
问完了各自喜欢的菜品，王华又问李玉有没有忌口的，“忌口” 的意思是 avoid certain food，所以他问李玉“你能吃辣吗？”
After asking their favorite food, Wang Hua asked Li Yu whether she avoids certain food, “Can you eat spicy food?”
李玉说她酸，甜，苦，辣都能吃，酸就是 sour，甜就是 sweet，苦 bitter，辣 spicy。李玉还说她最喜欢的食物是麻辣火锅，吃过火锅的都知道火锅真的又辣又好吃，好吃到停不下来，当然，火锅也有三鲜锅，就是没有辣椒的汤底，也很好吃。
Li Yu said she is able to eat any tastes including sour, sweet, bitter and spicy. She also said her favorite food is spicy hot pot. Anyone who has ever eaten hot spot knows that hot pot is really spicy but delicious even you cannot stop eating. Of course, hot pot also includes three delicacies pot, that is, without spicy pepper, which is also very delicious.
不止李玉爱吃辣，王华也很爱吃辣，王华除了爱吃火锅，还很喜欢吃辣子鸡，酸菜鱼。“辣子鸡”是 Peppery Chicken，酸菜鱼是 Boiled Fish with Pickled Cabbage and Chili。
Not only does Li Yu love spicy food, but also Wang Hua likes it. In addition to eating hot pot, Wang Hua also loves eating “Peppery Chicken” and “Boiled Fish with Pickled Cabbage and Chili”.
Now that great minds think alike, Wang Hua and Li Yu made an appointment to eat hot pot and pickled cabbage fish next time.
Vocabulary to know
中国菜 [ zhōng guó cài ] (n)
dà wèi hěn xǐ huan chī zhōng guó cài 。
David likes Chinese food very much.
烤鸭 [ kǎo yā ] (n)
cān zhuō shang fàng zhe yì zhī kǎo yā 。
There is a roast duck on the table.
鱼香肉丝 [ yú xiāng ròu sī ] (n)
Shredded pork with fish flavor
jīn tiān de wǔ fàn yǒu yú xiāng ròu sī 。
Today we have shredded pork with fish flavor for lunch.
糖醋里脊 [ táng cù lǐ jǐ ] (n)
Sweet and sour fillet of pork