Comparison between the Chinese and Indian Food

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<p align=”center” style=”text-align:center;line-height:200%”>Similar to other culture in the world, Chinese and Indian food formulates a major culture in the two diversified regions. It is important to different the two races based on their diet. It incorporates the main differences that exist in the way the Indians and Chinese people carry out their daily activities. The population needs to adhere to the food type within the race. However, with the existence of the newly adopted culture, there is a slight difference about the food type in the traditional society (Counihan &amp; Van Esterik, 2012). However, the existing culture about food system is well maintained to avoid much eradication from the society. Consequently, within the two countries, the free regions have a much different style of preparing their meals. The difference also exists about the process and procedure of presenting the meals to visitors. The validity of the differences has greater support from various researchers who in most cases, try to dig deeper to find out the differences therein. However, most people does not take keen interest in such differences as they do not understand the exact importance of understanding and comparing several characteristics based on food available in the two countries (Counihan &amp; Van Esterik, 2012). Therefore, it is important to understand and elaborate the differences that exist between the Indian and Chinese foods. The paper seeks to address in differences based on the styles involved, contents of the foods, spices used in the preparation of the food, cooking methods and eating method used to consume the foods.</p>
<p style=”text-indent:.5in;line-height:200%”>In China, the cooking style of shines dishes vary based on the natural resources, which are available in the altered regions of China and climatic conditions. The cooking method in this case highly depends on the naturally available resources. With the high population in China, they have to come up with strategies for cooking techniques that will help in feeding the total population available in the country. The climate conditions offer a different kind of natural resource. It then makes various regions in the country to have a diversified look despite the fact the food are the same the natural resources offer the different food looks. Consequently, Indian also have various cooking styles based on culture and tradition unlike in China that the variance exists based on natural resources available (Deaton &amp; Dr&egrave;ze, 2009).&nbsp; Indian being a big state, distinct region upholds to, unlike cultures and traditions. The alteration in culture and tradition in the areas brings about the main difference in cooking style. The cultures and traditions exist due to the modification in beliefs. Therefore, it is evident that the cooking style in China depends on the availability of different natural resources in diverse regions in the country. In India however, cooking methods differ from one region to the other due to the differences in culture and traditions.</p>
<p style=”text-indent:.5in;line-height:200%”>Food contents also bring about a different modification in the food available in the two countries and different regions. Wheat as a raw product in China is used to make noodles and steamed bread. Whereas in India wheat helps in preparing flat bread, parathas or even chapatti. However, the difference is the type of corn used in this content (Counihan &amp; Van Esterik, 2012). In China Atta is the preferred type of grain while in India Maida is intensively used. Moreover, most of the Indian foods are made up of dairy products, which contrast with the China food, which does not use any dairy product in the meals. The dishes are purely free from daily products. Therefore, the contents of the foods in India and China have an intensive modification. Foods in India have many dairy products, which is not the same as the foods in China. Consequently, foods in Chinese have a variety of seafood, meat as well poultry products. Contrarily, foods in India are either vegetables or non-veg foods. Therefore, it is evident that the foods in China and India highly differs based on the contents of the foods.</p>
<p style=”text-indent:.5in;line-height:200%”>The sweetness of the Indian and Chinese foods also varies. Sweetness depends on the spices used to prepare food between the two countries. The spices utilized in the two foods differs. The Indians food comprises of a vast array of spices. Most people find it intimidating and present the difficulties involved in food preparations. Most of the spices in the Indian society are dry roasted to ensure the release of essential oils before mixing it with a spice mix.&nbsp; A pestle or mortar grind the spices or even by use of powerful blender that will make sure that the combinations occur in a standard form. According to the spices used in Chinese food, most of the spices are dry in nature. Chinese foods use lots of sugar in their meals, which is not the cases in the Indian meals (Deaton &amp; Dr&egrave;ze, 2009). The Indians ensures that their diet has a spicy taste that will entice people who feed on it. Chinese foods use dried red chili pepper unlike on the side of India that they use black pepper. The red pepper makes hot soup while the black pepper makes the soup tasty for the consumers. The black pepper requires tasting before blending to ensure the best flavor. Therefore, the kind of spices used and its application in preparing the food brings a great difference in the end taste of the foods.</p>
<p style=”text-indent:.5in;line-height:200%”>Consequently, the methods and techniques employed in the preparation of different dishes also bring dissimilarities. The methods used helps in attaining the results of the meals required. The Indian cooking process is inclusive of steaming, tempering and stir-frying. However, in China, the primary methods include Roasting, boiling, red cooking, and deep-frying. The cooking methods presented above having diverse approaches in which the ingredients are added to have the desired results. Most of the cooks in both India and China need to adhere to these processes for them to have an intended food type (Counihan, &amp; Van Esterik, 2012). Most of the Indians methods of cooking is inclusive of pepper to make it the meals hot, such as example is the red cooking process. It is through this procedure that most individuals have the modification of why the two foods have diverse taste when presented on the table. According to the tempering cooking method in India, the primary intention of the technique is to offer an ample time for adding flavor to a given dish. Additional hot spices and herbs exist to the meals. The spices add taste while the herbs treat some diseases present in the stomach of the consumers. The Indians believe that taking such meals one receives ample protection against frequent stomach attacks. According to the Chinese, use of streaming a cooking method makes the meal to taste fresh and delicious to the consumers. The technique retains various nutrients in the food as well as reduce nutrient loss primarily. They do believe that it is the healthiest cooking process that maintains the natural taste of the dish. It is, therefore, clear that significant dissimilarities exist based on the methods of cooking and the results each party gets from the implementation of a given cooking method.</p>
<p style=”text-indent:.5in;line-height:200%”>According to the influence of culture based on religion meals in Indian and Chinese are consumed through various procedures and steps. In most cases, the Chinese do not believe in the use of their hands to take food. They tend to use a chopstick as compared to how they use their hand, which is a common form of food consumption in most cultures (Counihan &amp; Van Esterik, 2012). Contrarily, the Indians uses hand and spoon to take the food. They believe in this to the extent that they cannot dare use hands to consume meals. Each party is comfortable with the methods that they use. It is clear that the way that Chinese and Indians uses to eat the meals brings about the greatest modification.</p>
<p style=”text-indent:.5in;line-height:200%”>Due to the various ingredients utilized in the preparation of the meals, there is a great difference in the purchasing cost for people who end up purchasing the meals. According to the researcher, most of the ingredients exists locally within their surrounding environment. Furthermore, for the manufactured components it is much affordable in the country due to lots of processing industries (Deaton &amp; Dr&egrave;ze, 2009). Some region in China comprises of natural resources, which are locally used to make the ingredients and the spices. However, the Indians have to purchase some of the ingredient imported from other countries like China. The importation process is increasing the prices for the spices. In the end, the meals are also expensive. Therefore, the cost of purchasing meals in China is much more affordable in comparison to purchasing cost in India.</p>
<p style=”text-indent:.5in;line-height:200%”>In conclusion, it is clear that with critical review, Chinese and Indian foods have diversified variations. The difference is the cooking method, cooking styles, spices used, the cost of the meals, eating process and the contents of the meals. However, culture and tradition are the main drivers for the differences that exist between the Chinese and Indian foods. However, each party is happy and embraces their foods to uphold their cultural values.</p>

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