Whenever I return from China I am asked “how was the food?” The food is fabulous; not every dish suits the western palette but most do. Don’t be put off visiting China because of the food, that would be a big mistake. Spicy food doesn’t agree with me and if you also have a delicate constitution then watch out for the chillies.
My recent trip was 12 days in Shandong province. The food was plentiful and exciting; mostly served as a Banquet or Buffet with so many courses; usually ending up with rice. The Buffet food was usually identified in English so that helps with the decision-making.
|I was on a group tour and the Buffet style food was extensive, you could eat Western style or Chinese. The Banquets were unreal, course after course, seriously maybe 20 dishes would arrive one after the other. One of my favourite selections was the Peking Duck which I can thoroughly recommend as being mouth wateringingly good! The fungi are excellent, not common button mushrooms but all sorts of interesting specimens.
Above: Peking Duck preparation