I still remembered on my first day of orientation, one of my American classmates asked me “What is your favorite Chinese cuisine?” I thought for a moment and said,” I can’t answer this question because there are so many cuisines in China and they are all delicious.”
When I came to the U.S., one of the things I missed most about my home country is its different-kinds of delicious cuisines. Actually, people in different parts of China have different cuisines. There are eight famous cuisines in China and each of them has its unique favor. For example, Benbang Cuisine origins in Shanghai and is sweet. Sichuan cuisine origins in south-west of China and is famous for its spicy favor. Below is a picture I took this summer when I dined out with my friends, looks delicious, right? They taste delicious, too!
As I am in America, far away from my hometown, I started to cook traditional Chinese cuisines for my roommates and myself. Soon I found I love cooking: I love the feeling that different food materials turned to delicious dishes in my hand. I also love the feeling that my roommates are surprised by what I made. When I am interested in a new dish, I will search the recipe on the Internet. When my “experiment” on a new dish was successful, I had a sense of achievement. Here are some dishes I have cooked.(Yes, I am just showing off! :))
Among all dishes I made, what I enjoyed most is the soup. Just image on a rainy afternoon, I sat in the living room, reading, with soup cooking on the oven. When I am tired of reading, I just stand up and walk into kitchen, uncover the pot, suddenly, delicious smell fills the room. What a warm and relaxing feeling! Chinese cuisine culture is broad and deep. It is quite true. Cooking now becomes one of my interests as it gives me a sense of belonging, relax and satisfaction. My life becomes more colorful because of these different dishes.