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Jiangsu
Jiangsu
cuisine (蘇菜), also known as Su cuisine, is one of the Eight Culinary Traditions of Chinese cuisine. It is derived from the native cooking styles of Jiangsu
Jiangsu
Province. In general, Jiangsu cuisine's texture is characterised as soft, but not to the point of mushy or falling apart. For example, the meat tastes quite soft but would not separate from the bone when picked up. As the style of Jiangsu
Jiangsu
cuisine is typically practised near the sea, fish is a very common ingredient in cooking. Other characteristics include the strict selection of ingredients according to the seasons, with emphasis on the matching colour and shape of each dish and using soup to improve flavour.

Contents

1 Regional variations

1.1 Wuxi
Wuxi
style cuisine

2 See also 3 References 4 External links

Regional variations[edit] Jiangsu
Jiangsu
cuisine is sometimes simply called Su cuisine, and one of its major styles is Huaiyang cuisine. Although Huaiyang cuisine
Huaiyang cuisine
is one of several sub-regional styles within Jiangsu
Jiangsu
cuisine, it is widely seen in Chinese culinary circles as the most popular and prestigious style of Jiangsu
Jiangsu
cuisine – to a point where it is considered to be among one of the four most influential regional schools (四大菜系) that dominate the culinary heritage of China, along with Cantonese cuisine, Shandong cuisine
Shandong cuisine
and Sichuan cuisine. Jiangsu
Jiangsu
cuisine actually consists of several other sub-regional styles, including:

Nanjing
Nanjing
style: Its dishes emphasise an even taste and matching colours, with dishes incorporating river fish/shrimp and duck. Suzhou
Suzhou
style: The emphasis is on the selection of ingredients. It has a stronger taste than Nanjing
Nanjing
style cuisine as well as a tendency to be sweeter than the other varieties of Zhejiang cuisine. Wuxi
Wuxi
style: Wuxi's proximity to Lake Tai
Lake Tai
means it is notable for wide variety of freshwater produce, such as the "Three Whites" – white bait (银鱼; 銀魚; yín yú), white fish (白鱼; 白魚; bái yú) and white shrimp (白虾; 白蝦; bái xiā). Nantong
Nantong
style: The dishes emphasise a flavour of freshness on the ingredients which cover a variety of seafood, since Nantong
Nantong
is located at the intersection of the local Hao River, the Yangtze River
Yangtze River
and the Yellow Sea.

Wuxi
Wuxi
style cuisine[edit] In Wuxi, the common cooking method is characterised by the addition of sugar and soy sauce to many savoury dish often in the form of hongshao (红烧; 紅燒; hóngshāo; "red braised"). This often results in a fragrant, caramelised flavour. In addition, Wuxi
Wuxi
cuisine often has sweeter versions of dishes found in its neighbouring regions. Notable Wuxi
Wuxi
dishes include:

English Traditional Chinese Simplified Chinese Pinyin Notes

Braised spare ribs 紅燒排骨 红烧排骨 hóngshāo páigǔ Known for its melt-in-mouth texture and sweet taste.

Fried gluten balls 油面筋 油面筋 yóu miàn jīn Can be stuffed with meat like a meatball or stir-fried with vegetables on its own.

Goldfish soup 鯽魚湯 鲫鱼汤 jìyú tāng The soup is milky white.

Goldfish with fried shallots 蔥燒鯽魚 葱烧鲫鱼 cōng shāo jìyú Cooked with soy and sugar to a caramelised state.

Whitebait omelette 銀魚炒蛋 银鱼炒蛋 yínyú chǎo dàn Whitebait with omelette or scrambled eggs.

Wuxi-style xiaolongbao 無錫小籠包 无锡小笼包 Wúxī xiǎolóngbāo A much sweeter version as compared to Shanghai-style xiaolongbao.

See also[edit]

List of Chinese dishes

References[edit]

External links[edit]

China Daily on Jiangsu
Jiangsu
cuisine To taste Jiangsu
Jiangsu
is to know China China.com description

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Jiangsu
Jiangsu
topics

Nanjing
Nanjing
(capital)

General

History Politics Economy

Geography

Cities Grand Canal of China Yellow Sea East China Sea Xishan Island Yangtze River Lake Tai Hongze Lake Yangcheng Lake Huai River Qixia Mountain

Education

Nanjing
Nanjing
University Southeast University Hohai University Nanjing
Nanjing
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Nanjing
University of Science and Technology

Culture

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Visitor attractions

Purple Mountain Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum Jiming Temple Nanjing
Nanjing
Yangtze River
Yangtze River
Bridge Hanshan Temple Huqiu Tower Grand Buddha at Ling Shan Chaotian Palace Qixia Temple Tianning Temple Pagoda Zhouzhuang

Category Commons

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County-level divisions of Jiangsu
Jiangsu
Province

Nanjing
Nanjing
(capital)

Sub-provincial city

Nanjing

Xuanwu District Qinhuai District Jianye District Gulou District Pukou District Luhe District Qixia District Yuhuatai District Jiangning District Lishui District Gaochun District

Prefecture-level cities

Wuxi

Binhu District Huishan District Xishan District Liangxi District Xinwu District Jiangyin
Jiangyin
City Yixing
Yixing
City

Xuzhou

Yunlong District Gulou District Jiawang District Tongshan District Quanshan District Pizhou
Pizhou
City Xinyi City Suining County Pei County Feng County

Changzhou

Zhonglou District Tianning District Xinbei District Wujin District Jintan District Liyang
Liyang
City

Suzhou

Gusu District Huqiu District Wuzhong District Xiangcheng District Wujiang District Kunshan
Kunshan
City Taicang
Taicang
City Changshu
Changshu
City Zhangjiagang
Zhangjiagang
City

Nantong

Chongchuan District Gangzha District Tongzhou District Haimen
Haimen
City Qidong City Rugao
Rugao
City Rudong County Hai'an County

Lianyungang

Haizhou District Lianyun District Ganyu District Guanyun County Donghai County Guannan County

Huai'an

Qingjiangpu District Huai'an
Huai'an
District Huaiyin District Hongze District Jinhu County Xuyi County Lianshui County

Yancheng

Tinghu District Yandu District Dafeng District Dongtai
Dongtai
City Sheyang County Funing County Binhai County Xiangshui County Jianhu County

Yangzhou

Guangling District Hanjiang District Jiangdu District Yizheng
Yizheng
City Gaoyou
Gaoyou
City Baoying County

Zhenjiang

Jingkou District Runzhou District Dantu District Yangzhong
Yangzhong
City Danyang City Jurong City

Taizhou

Hailing District Gaogang District Jiangyan District Jingjiang
Jingjiang
City Taixing
Taixing
City Xinghua City

Suqian

Sucheng District Suyu District Shuyang County Siyang County Sihong County

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