Here is a list of some of the most popular Chinese dishes:
Dim Sum - These famous Chinese snacks originated in Guanhzhou (Canton) a region of Southern China. Dim sum are small Chinese parcels which may be filled with a variety of fillings, steamed or fried and served with a dipping sauce.
Szechuan Beef - Rich and spicy, usually containing chillies, dark soy sauce and tabasco from the Szechhuan and Shanghai regions. Szechhuan dishes are typically served on a bed of rice.
Peking Duck - Deep fried duck coated in light egg white batters. Pekinese dishes are especially simple to prepare, varied and very elegant.
Kung Po Chicken - Hot and spicy, and laden with either cashew nuts, walnuts, peanuts or almonds, creating a crunchy texture when eaten.
Scallops in Ginger Sauce - Succulent scallops cooked with ginger and orange. This dish is ideally served with plain rice. The scallops can be substituted with chicken or prawns.
Fuchsia Dunlop talks about how people in Hong Kong came to eat dim sum for breakfast: