Chinese Cuisine Trivia

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  • 1. 

    What crispy skinned duck is named after a Chinese city?

    • A.

      Shanghai Duck

    • B.

      Peking Duck

    • C.

      SanMing Duck

    • D.

      Macao Duck

    Correct Answer
    B. Peking Duck
    Explanation
    Peking Duck is named after the Chinese city of Beijing, which was previously known as Peking. This dish is known for its crispy skin and tender meat, and it is a popular dish in Chinese cuisine. The name "Peking Duck" reflects the traditional way of preparing and serving this dish in Beijing.

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  • 2. 

    Which leaf used for making a popular beverage was first discovered by the Chinese?

    • A.

      Root Beer

    • B.

      Chamomile

    • C.

      Mint

    • D.

      Tea

    Correct Answer
    D. Tea
    Explanation
    Tea is the correct answer because it was first discovered by the Chinese. Tea has a long history in Chinese culture, dating back thousands of years. It was initially used for medicinal purposes before becoming a popular beverage. The Chinese were the first to cultivate and develop different varieties of tea, and it eventually spread to other parts of the world. Today, tea is one of the most widely consumed beverages globally.

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  • 3. 

    What is a "fortune cookie"?

    • A.

      Blue Cookie With Silver Sprinkles

    • B.

      New Year's Snickerdoodle

    • C.

      Chinese Cookie With Fortune Inside

    • D.

      Greek Cookie With Almonds

    Correct Answer
    C. Chinese Cookie With Fortune Inside
    Explanation
    A fortune cookie is a type of Chinese cookie that contains a small slip of paper with a fortune or a piece of wisdom inside. It is often served as a dessert in Chinese restaurants and is popular in many countries. The cookie itself is usually crisp and slightly sweet, and the fortune inside can range from general predictions about the future to words of wisdom or advice. The tradition of fortune cookies is believed to have originated in the United States, but it has become associated with Chinese cuisine.

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  • 4. 

    Which of these might you find in Egg Foo Yung?

    • A.

      Barbecued Pork

    • B.

      Jalapenos

    • C.

      Ketchup

    • D.

      Raisins

    Correct Answer
    A. Barbecued Pork
    Explanation
    Egg Foo Yung is a Chinese dish that typically consists of an omelette filled with various ingredients. Barbecued pork is a common ingredient that can be found in Egg Foo Yung. It adds a savory and slightly sweet flavor to the dish, complementing the eggs and other vegetables. Jalapenos, ketchup, and raisins, on the other hand, are not commonly used in Egg Foo Yung.

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  • 5. 

    When are fortune cookies usually served in Chinese restaurants?

    • A.

      Before The Meal

    • B.

      During The Meal

    • C.

      Never

    • D.

      After The Meal

    Correct Answer
    D. After The Meal
    Explanation
    Fortune cookies are usually served after the meal in Chinese restaurants. This is because they are seen as a dessert or a final treat to conclude the dining experience. The tradition of serving fortune cookies after the meal is believed to have originated in the United States rather than in China. The cookies are often accompanied by the bill and are enjoyed while reading the fortune message inside.

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  • 6. 

    When cooking a stir-fry, which of these vegetables should you add to the pan first?

    • A.

      Bok Choy

    • B.

      Bean Sprouts

    • C.

      Carrots

    • D.

      Snow Peas

    Correct Answer
    C. Carrots
    Explanation
    Carrots should be added to the pan first when cooking a stir-fry because they take longer to cook compared to the other vegetables listed. By adding them first, they will have more time to soften and cook through, ensuring that they are tender and flavorful. This allows the other vegetables to be added later, preserving their crispness and preventing them from becoming overcooked.

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  • 7. 

    How is Chinese shrimp toast usually cooked?

    • A.

      Steamed

    • B.

      Grilled

    • C.

      Baked

    • D.

      Fried

    Correct Answer
    D. Fried
    Explanation
    Chinese shrimp toast is usually cooked by frying. This cooking method involves deep-frying the bread slices topped with a mixture of minced shrimp, seasonings, and sometimes other ingredients. The bread becomes crispy and golden brown while the shrimp filling cooks and becomes flavorful. Frying gives the dish a crunchy texture and enhances the taste of the shrimp. It is a popular and traditional way of preparing Chinese shrimp toast.

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  • 8. 

    Which of these Chinese dishes is made with noodles?

    • A.

      Chop Suey

    • B.

      Beef And Broccoli

    • C.

      Chow Mein

    • D.

      Fried Rice

    Correct Answer
    C. Chow Mein
    Explanation
    Chow Mein is a Chinese dish that is made with noodles. It typically consists of stir-fried noodles, vegetables, and sometimes meat or seafood. The noodles used in Chow Mein are usually wheat-based and can be either soft or crispy depending on the cooking method. This dish is popular in Chinese cuisine and is often served as a main course.

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  • 9. 

    What gelatinous sea creature also known as "hai shen" absorbs flavors like tofu does?

    • A.

      Eel

    • B.

      Conch

    • C.

      Sea Cucumber

    • D.

      Abalone

    Correct Answer
    C. Sea Cucumber
    Explanation
    Sea cucumbers are gelatinous sea creatures that are also known as "hai shen" in Chinese cuisine. They have a unique ability to absorb flavors, similar to how tofu does. This makes them a popular ingredient in many Asian dishes, as they can easily take on the flavors of the other ingredients they are cooked with. Eel, conch, and abalone are not known for their ability to absorb flavors like sea cucumbers do.

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  • 10. 

    Which ingredients would you probably not find in fried rice?

    • A.

      BBQ Pork And Mushrooms

    • B.

      Chicken And Shrimp

    • C.

      Mozzarella And Gravy

    • D.

      Scrambled Eggs And Green Onions

    Correct Answer
    C. Mozzarella And Gravy
    Explanation
    In fried rice, Mozzarella and Gravy are not commonly used ingredients. Fried rice is typically made with ingredients like BBQ pork, mushrooms, chicken, shrimp, scrambled eggs, and green onions. Mozzarella is a type of cheese that is not commonly used in traditional fried rice recipes. Gravy is also not a typical ingredient in fried rice, as it is more commonly used in dishes like mashed potatoes or roast beef. Therefore, Mozzarella and Gravy would probably not be found in fried rice.

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  • 11. 

    Which region of China is best known for its spicy dishes, such as Kung Pao chicken?

    • A.

      Sichuan (Or Szechuan)

    • B.

      Beijing

    • C.

      Shanghai

    • D.

      Canton

    Correct Answer
    A. Sichuan (Or Szechuan)
    Explanation
    Sichuan (or Szechuan) is the correct answer because it is a region in China that is famous for its spicy cuisine. Sichuan cuisine is known for its bold flavors, particularly the use of Sichuan peppercorns and chili peppers, which give dishes like Kung Pao chicken their characteristic heat and numbing sensation. Beijing, Shanghai, and Canton are also well-known culinary regions in China, but they are not specifically associated with spicy dishes like Sichuan.

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  • 12. 

    Which of these foods is native to China?

    • A.

      Watermelon

    • B.

      Blueberries

    • C.

      Corn

    • D.

      Ginger

    Correct Answer
    D. Ginger
    Explanation
    Ginger is native to China. It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine and cuisine for thousands of years. It is known for its unique flavor and medicinal properties. Ginger is widely used in Chinese dishes such as stir-fries, soups, and teas. It is also used in various Chinese herbal remedies for its digestive and anti-inflammatory benefits. Therefore, ginger is the correct answer as it is a food that originated in China.

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