Difference Between Japanese and Chinese Food – Unnoticed differences

Compared to cuisines that originate in the West, Eastern cuisine is quite different. Yet, looking at various types of eastern cuisine, one might find that they have rather prominent similarities. There are a few differences as well. Most may not see it but especially when it comes to Japanese and Chinese cuisine, there are stark variances.

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Greasy vs Non-greasy

Chinese food is very common among many palates across the world and therefore, we know all too well that Chinese food is oily. On top of that, the Chinese also include carbohydrate-rich ingredients in mostly all dishes such as rice and noodles. While the Japanese too include the aforementioned dishes, food is less greasy and light to the stomach making it the healthy choice.


Pan vs Teppan

The Chinese tend to see that their food is evenly cooked and therefore use a wok that rolls the ingredients constantly. The Japanese, on the other hand, use flat pans called teppan which is sort of like a grill used on high heat such as those seen at Teppanyaki restaurants. This keeps the food crisp on the outside and juicy on the inside.



If you’ve tasted anything from restaurants like Benihana Thailand, you’ll know just how much the Japanese love raw food, especially raw seafood. Chinese too eat raw food, but only when it comes to vegetables like green onion and spices like garlic.


Black tea vs Green tea

Both food cultures have the element of tea within them. However, the Chinese drink black tea while the Japanese drink green tea. Both teas aid in the digestion of food while cutting off excess oil consumed.

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Eating like a local in Myanmar – The fascinating local cuisine

Despite Burmese cuisine being comparatively lesser known than its neighbours India, China and Thailand, the food reflects a mixture of the three. Tourism in Myanmar is still developing, therefore food around this country can be found in the tiniest of stalls with no fixed address.

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Chicken feet

Chicken feet is underrated and delicious, and the winner of the dish is the sauce that makes it a delicacy on its own. A mix of lemon, vinegar, soy sauce, and brown sugar gives the sauce an intense flavour. The dish is both juicy and tender, and one you ought to look for in Yangon restaurants such as the well-known Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon.

Burmese Paratha

This food is a unique flavour of Burmese and Indian influence, together with sweet bean paste is an amazing combination. This crispy food can be found in most tea houses, so watch out for these yummy looking parathas.

Burmese rice

Rice is a staple in Myanmar, as it is in most south Asian countries. Along with the rice, you have the freedom of choosing your curries, meat, vegetables and seafood. At the end of the meal, you finish it off with a cup of green tea and palm sugar.

Claypot noodle

Myae Oh Myee Shae is a clay pot noodle dish in Myanmar, which is a popular Chinese inspired dish that could be found along the streets of Chinatown. The noodle is served in a tasty broth, topped with slices of pork belly and beef together with three different types of vegetables for good measure.




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Best Food items to try in Hong Kong – A palatable experience!

Being a melting pot for people of different ethnicities cultural backgrounds Hong Kong boasts a vibrant food culture. Read on to know about four food items you must try during your time in Hong Kong.

Dim Sum

Dim Sum is a staple food item loved by the Chinese, it is not only delicious but also it is one of the most fun food experiences in Hong Kong. Dim Sum is basically small bite-sized portions of food that will be served in small steamer baskets that. Dumplings, deep fried food, steamed buns are some of the food items you could find in your Dim Sum basket. You could find this dish at most of the Wan Chai hotel properties the likes of Dorsett Wanchai Hong Kong and in other populated regions of Hong Kong as well.

Lo Mai Gai

The Chinese love their food steamed since it’s a food preparation method that preserves all the nutrients and flavours of the used ingredients. Lo Mai Gai is also a dish made by Steaming glutinous rice with pork, chicken or Chinese sausages wrapped in lotus leaves. Once cooked and unwrapped, what you’ll get is a gooey and decadent delight that is fragrant and absolutely delicious.

Roast Duck

Marinated in a mix that contains over 20 different spices, and glazed in honey, the duck is slow roasted in charcoal. Once done what you get is a perfectly cooked duck’s which the exterior is golden and crispy while the interior remains moist, juicy and succulent.

Soy Sauce braised pigeon

Like duck pigeon too has succulent and dark meat that is more delicious and rich in flavours. This particular dish is made by braising the pigeon in Soy Sauce adding in a variety of spices and herbs which gives more flavour and character to the dish. This is certainly a must try during your time in Hongkong.

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