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Five places around the world you can enjoy fantastic Chinese food

Five places around the world you can enjoy fantastic Chinese food

As we usher in the Chinese year of the Goat why not celebrate with the taste of China. Here are five of the best places to find great Chinese food around the world. Make sure you brush up on your chop sticks skills!

Canada

Chinese New Year Canada

Back in the 1800s, many of the first Chinese people in Canada ended up opening restaurants and make their home recipes available to the western public. This meant changing certain ingredients, thus creating the extremely popular Canadian-Chinese cuisine. While Canada’s big cities have their own 'Chinatowns', even the smaller ones have Chinese communities and a culinary presence.

Vancouver and Toronto offer more varied and some more traditional dishes due to their larger Chinese population. So after your trip to Niagra Falls, or your cycle session around Stanley Park, treat yourself to a quality Chinese meal!

Australia

Chinese New Year Australia

Australia also saw a lot of Chinese immigration during the 1850s gold rush, seeing a similar restaurant scene established to introduce Chinese original cuisine. Many Australians see Chinese food as a healthier option, and credit it for the introduction of rice, noodles and various vegetables to the country. There are also many Chinese fresh food markets if you fancy cooking up something yourself.

Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney have many popular Chinese restaurants. Grab yourself a healthy and tasty meal to set you up for the following day's activities!

Malaysia

Chinese New Year Malaysia

Malaysian influenced Chinese food is incredible! The country’s culture has started to reflect the large influx of Chinese migrants in their cooking. Recipes are often cooked in unique ways or with some variation of vegetables and spices.

As well as the Chinese restaurants in Malaysia you will also find 'hawker stalls,' which will serve a selection of Chinese foods and drinks, including sweet options. Additionally look out for the café-like 'Kopitiams,' which serve hot beverages.

England

Chinese New Year England

While not one of the largest cities in England, Liverpool is home to the largest Chinese community in Europe. The city’s Chinatown area consists of not only restaurants and take-aways, but also supermarkets, book shops and other community organisations. Even outside of Chinatown you will find many Chinese restaurants to satisfy your appetite.

Liverpool hosts an annual Chinese New Year celebration with loads of cultural events and cookery demonstrations, so get yourself an apron and learn to cook like the professionals! You'll be able to pass on your new knowledge to future travelling buddies!

China

Chinese New Year China

It may seem obvious but you’ve got to try the original article! The different varieties of food vary depending on climate, locality and even in recent times, the trading of food from other countries.

The most popular type of cuisine most of us know is the Cantonese but there are seven others. These are all named according to style of cooking, and how much of each ingredients are included.

The Chinese people are incredibly passionate about their food, and never more so than at New Year. Try authentic dumplings and spring rolls as you blend in with the locals! Before you decide to eat out in China, make sure you brush up on your etiquette of dining - never stick your chop sticks into rice with them standing vertically!

Thanks to IQRemix, Lydia, Gary Stevens, Davidlohr Bueso, Beverley Goodwin and Jaume Escofet for the excellent pictures from Flickr. Please note they were under Creative Commons Licence at time of publishing.

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