Learn Chinese Food in Chinese

Vocabulary, Pinyin, Examples & Test

Chinese Food in Chinese | Learn Chinese Vocabulary with NihaoCafe

Learn the names of the most common, most popular, and the most delicious Chinese dishes for your next trip to a Chinese restaurant! With so many kinds of Chinese food — salty, spicy, sweet — you will need these words to order food in the street or from a restaurant menu.

This list with real human audio voice recording will teach you how to pronounce the most important words.

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body Cài 菜 dish chinese nihaocafe

cài

dish

妈妈做了很多菜。

Māmā zuò le hěn duō cài.

Mom made a lot of dishes.

 MEASURE WORD  盘 pán

Chinese Food | 中国菜 Zhōngguó cài Chinese food | chinese nihaocafe
中国菜

zhōngguócài

Chinese food
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Chinese Food | 中餐 Zhōngcān Chinese food | chinese nihaocafe
中餐

zhōngcān

Chinese food
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body Měishí 美食 gourmet chinese nihaocafe

美食

měishí

gourmet food / delicacy

四川有很多美食。

Sìchuān yǒu hěn duō měishí.

Sichuan has many delicacies.

 MEASURE WORD  种 zhǒng

Chinese Food | 饺子 Jiǎozi Dumplings | chinese nihaocafe
饺子

jiǎozi

dumplings

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Chinese Food | 炒饭. Fried rice | chinese nihaocafe
炒饭

chǎofàn

fried rice

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Chinese Food | 火锅 Huǒguō Hot Pot | chinese nihaocafe
火锅

huǒguō

hot pot

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Chinese Food | 面条 Miàntiáo noodles | chinese nihaocafe
面条

miàntiáo

noodles

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Chinese Food | 米饭 Mǐfàn rice | chinese nihaocafe
米饭

mǐfàn

(cooked) rice

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Chinese Food | 烤鸭 Kǎoyā Roast Duck | chinese nihaocafe
烤鸭

kǎoyā

roast duck

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Chinese Food | 辣 Là hot | chinese nihaocafe

spicy

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celebrities | Chénglóng 成龙 Jackie Chan | chinese nihaocafe
主食

zhǔshí

staple food

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Chinese Food | 包子 Bāozi bun | chinese nihaocafe
包子

bāozi

steamed bun(s)

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Test Your Knowledge

Have you learned all the words?

It’s time to test yourself!

Choose between the 2 formats: you can practice your knowledge of the Chinese characters or their English translations.

(See how well you know the Chinese characters)
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