You will find many grasslands, deserts, mountains and steppes with diverse climate throughout the vast territory of China. This is yet one of the reasons why there are so many types of traditions and vast variety taste of food across all regions of China. Almost everyone appreciates the tasty and delicious Chinese cuisine that come from different parts of China. Because Chinese cuisines have that excellent aroma, taste and mouth-watering flavor, everyone loves Chinese cooking. There are various kinds of Chinese food, and some of the prevalent types are the shark fin's soup, bird's nest soup, Kung Pao chicken, mapo tofu, squirrel-shaped mandarin fish, sweet and sour pork, orange chicken, beef and broccoli, Yangchou fried rice and the list keeps going. If you have tried them, these dishes must have tantalized your every senses, making it ever so clear that Chinese food is simply irresistible. China is one of the unique civilizations that history gave us that has a rich customs that many other in the entire world can't come near to match. It is said that China is among the (gems. In the olden days, since the 20 B.C., Chinese food has began to develop into a craft and art that it is today. During the Chou Dynasty, Chinese food beautifying and cooking had taken on a form of high art status and later it was influenced by Taoism and Confucianism. Confucius helped people understand the etiquette and taught people how to see the happiness that food can bring to everyone. Taoism made people realize that the key to stay healthy and longevity was through proper healthy food. This is why even nowadays Chinese food is healthy and is often made of low-fat and low-calorie ingredients. In addition, Chinese explored the use of medicinal herbs and spices in their food preparation to help aide physical and mental problems. A customary Chinese meal consists of carbohydrates (rice, noodles, dough or pastries) and several vegetable and meat dishes with a soup. If you enjoy eating Chinese meals you will be grateful for the great food values and valuable traditions that was developed in China since ages ago.