If you're a fan of Chinese cuisine and enjoy seafood, don't limit yourself to a prawn curry when you visit a Chinese restaurant. There are a wide variety of authentic Chinese seafood dishes and flavour combinations for you to explore. Here are four seafood dishes that aren't to be missed.
Braised abalone originates in the eastern province of Shandong. Abalone, also known as sea snails, have brightly coloured shells, and this dish is served in the shell.
Living in a society where water is quite literally on tap whenever you want it, you take it for granted to a certain extent. Anytime you want a drink, it's there ready to be poured into a glass, so you don't have to wait. But that comes at a price.
In order to keep water hygienic enough to supply to homes in such massive quantities, it has to be treated quite heavily.
Asia's proximity to Australia means that many traditional Asian foods have travelled across the sea and are now enjoyed by Aussies everywhere. One of the most popular types of Asia food to reach these shores is sushi. Sushi was first served in Japan about 2,500 years ago. If you haven't eaten sushi before, you may be a little apprehensive about the different types of sushi on offer and the taste and texture of raw fish.
Working out what food you're going to serve your guests can be one of the most agonising decisions you'll have to make when you plan a wedding. Even though your guests are there to share your special day and enjoy good company, many people feel like they really have to impress with the catering on offer.
To come up with the best plan, it's a good idea to tailor your decisions to the time of year and the venue of the wedding.
Think of Italian food and, chances are, you'll imagine something involving pasta, tomatoes, and some fresh herbs like basil. Or perhaps a traditional, rustic pizza will come to mind, with olives, salami, and other traditional Italian toppings.
And usually, you'll find plenty of dishes on an Italian restaurant's menu that match up with these expectations. But it's far from the whole story.
With Italy being a fairly large country, with long culinary traditions, there's a considerable amount of variation between the food of different regions.