1.Do you like to try new food?
2.What kinds of foreign food are popular in your country?
3.Do you like to cook at home?
4.Is it expensive to eat out in your country?
5.What’s the difference between Chinese food and western food?
1.Yes, I am not a fussy eater and I am keen on trying new foods. Having a variety of snacks in the streets with my friends will be great fun for me, since neither do I have any particular dietary requirements nor do I care much about food hygiene. Last year when the Taiwanese snacks exhibition was held, I was literally stuffed full to brim. Besides, I have got a sweet tooth and can never say no to the latest cakes or biscuits launched by Starbucks and Costa Coffee. To end the desserts with a cup of latte or Caramel Macchiato will be enough make my day.
2.A wide range of foreign foods are welcomed, including hamburgers, tuna sandwiches, hotdogs, pizzas, macaroni, and spaghetti. The fast food restaurants mushroomed in recent years and enjoyed great popularity among the young generations. Although it is reported from time to time that the energy-dense fast foods contain high levels of fat and sugar, McDonald’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Pizza Hut make a name of themselves and become known to Chinese for their daintiness and efficiency. One can choose to stay in or to take away and can just throw the wrappers into bins rather than go through all the trouble washing the bowls and plates.
3.Yes, I am keen on cooking at home. On weekends, I will invite my parents or friends to my apartment and make by myself lots of seafood, vegetables, roast pork, chicken, steamed fish and fried rice. On weekdays, I will prepare refreshments for myself in case of hunger or sleepiness during office hours. A wide range of in-season fruits such as cherry, kiwi fruit, lime, grapefruit contain various kinds of vitamins, trace elements with little fat. If I am particularly tired someday, TV dinners might be the preferred choice.
4.Well, whether it is expensive to eat out in China depends on what to eat. If it is simple home cooking such as steamed or braised chicken, sweet-and-sour fish, broiled beef slices or steamed pork belly with preserved greens, then it won’t be a huge burden for average families in China to eat there twice a week. But if it is a fancy Western restaurant, which is usually for dating instead of family gatherings, then it might cost a little bit for a man to treat a woman.
5.Chinese cuisines differ from Western ones in several aspects. The most obvious distinction is that Chinese staple diets feature rice, steamed buns, dumplings, noodles while Western ones mainly include toasts, buns, hamburgers, oatmeal, and macaroni. Besides, the two culture have different blending of seasonings. Chinese people take full advantage of vinegar, salt, ginger, garlic to remove any undesirable fishy or gamey odors while Westerners make use of lemon juice and vanilla. Finally, foods in Chinese cuisines will be stewed or fried with brown or soy sauces by cooks while those in Western dishes will be added with oyster sauce, butter, gravy or mayonnaise by eaters.