中国宴席 Chinese banquet
开席 open seats
凉菜 cold dishes
热菜 hot food
全鱼 a whole fish
传统中式菜肴 traditional Chinese dishes
牛排 the steak
一道汤 a soup
甜点 the dessert
The traditionalhospitality of China requires that the banquet contains various dishes that theguests could not finish. The typical menu of Chinese banquet includes a set ofcold dishes,which means that we can begin eating now, with the hot foodfollowed, such as meat, chicken, ducks and vegetables. Whole fish is consideredessential in most banquets, unless all kinds of seafood have been served.Chinese like to combine the western specialty with traditional Chinese dishes,so it is very common to see a lot of steak on the table. Despite the fact that,traditionally, Chinese don’t like to eat any raw cooking dishes, salads havealso been popular. There are at least a kind of soup at the dinner, which canbe served either at first or at last. Dessert and fruit are the sign that thedinner is come to the end.
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The Han dynasty is one of themost important dynasties of China. There were lots of prominent achievementsduring the reign of the Han dynasty. Being the first to open the door to othercultures, it excelled in its foreign trade. The Silk Road paved in the Handynasty led to Central and Western Asia, and even to Rome. With all sorts ofart schools flourishing, there appearedmany great works in literary, history, and philosophy. In 100 A.D., China’sfirst dictionary was completed, which included 9000 characters, providingdifferent ways of writing the characters as well as their definitions. Duringthat period, the science and technology had made great progress, too: thepaper, the water clock, the sundial and the instrument used for seismic surveywere invented. Though the Han dynasty had a history of 400 years, thecorruption of its rulers finally lead to its collapse.