208 Chinese Cuisine
The challenge for this episode is whether or not you can listen all the way through without your stomach beginning to rumble! James Trapp, a veteran of Chinese Education, but also an expert in Chinese cuisine, comes into the studio to tell the story of how he became interested in Chinese culture and language and what his signature Chinese dish is. ShaoLan teaches the words not just for Chinese food, but also for different types of cuisines from around the world!
The way to say “Chinese food” in Chinese is 中國菜/中国菜. 中國/中国 simply means “China” and 菜 is the character that represents any kind of plant based vegetable, although in this context simply means “dish’ and so can include meat or vegetable dishes.