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Chinese regional food dishes catch on overseas, – Media

Chinese regional food dishes catch on overseas, – Media

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Biang biang noodles. Photo by Xinhua.
Biang biang noodles. Photo by Xinhua.

The popularity in the overseas market of biang biang noodles, a regional food indigenous to China's northwestern province of Shaanxi, shows how Chinese cuisine is carving out a market for dishes representative of wider range of Chineses food culture, BBC reported, informed The Xinhua News Agency.

Biang biang noodles, featuring thick, broad, hand-pulled noodles and chili, bear a name that cannot be normally typed in Chinese, as the onomatopoeic character "biang" doesn't officially exists.

Biang biang noodles. Photo by Xinhua.

This, however, has not hindered it from gaining popularity in other parts of the world, according to the BBC report in April, as the food begets a New York City restaurant chain "Xi'an Famous Foods."

The owner of the eight-restaurant empire Jason Wang told BBC that his restaurants have over the years not only attracted fellow immigrants from Northwestern China, but also more and more diverse patrons.

"The food is not just for people who know it. It's for people who want to know it and want to try it", – he said.

Chinese noodles. Photo by Xinhua.

While global eaters are more familiar with Cantonese and Shanghai-style dishes like dim sum or braised pork belly, diverse Chinese regional foods like biang biang noodles are increasingly gaining traction.

"This is the result of increased tourism and an expanding Chinese diaspora before the pandemic", – said the report.

"Travellers enjoy certain dishes in China and wish to experience them in their home countries and Chinese students and immigrants move abroad and search for the flavors of their hometown, Wang said, explaining the popularity of Chinese regional foods", – according to BBC.

Biang biang noodles. Photo by Xinhua.

"This made possible a growing awareness about the multifarious regional differences in Chinese cuisine", –  it added.

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