Winter time @ Cooking through the lens of Chinese culture

Chinese culture categories food into hot, warm, cool and cold.

During the winter time, many people go for warm food to enhance their immunity system to protect themselves against the winter chill. One choice is lamb. Different parts of the lamb could be cooked into many different dishes – spicy deep-fried rack of lamb, soup with Chinese herbs, lamb belly pot etc. etc. Lamb meat are imported from the Mainland China, New Zealand and Australia. Soups and belly pots are usually made from Mainland Chinese lambs.

In Pic: lamb meat with rice

Both the western and Chinese styles lamb dishes have vegetables, water chestnuts, carrot and even bean curds on the side. This is to balance meat with vegetables for a proper diet. The lamb meat with rice is a good illustration of the dietary balance.