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Some Useful Dish Names—— Chuan Style Dishes

There are so many Chinese dishes with attractive names, such as“鲜瓜炖四喜 (Four Vegetables in Muskmelon)”、“莲藕养生汤 (Lotus Root & Kelp Soup)”、“九层塔炒生肠 (Chitterlings with Marjoram)”。Certainly all of those are delicious. However, how to introduce it to foreign friends? There are some jokes due to wrong dishes translation, such as “夫妻肺片(husband and wife’s lung slice)”、“青椒童子鸡 (chicken without sex life)”、“木须肉 (wood mustache meat)”、“麻婆豆腐 (Bean curd made by a pock-marked woman)”In order to avoid jokes resulted from wrong dishes translation, let’s learn their suitable English names.
Now, let’s learn some names of Chuan style dishes.
A. Cold Dish
拌海螺 Whelks & Cucumber
拌苦菜 Mixed Bitter Vegetables
拌双耳 Tossed Black & White Fungus
川北凉粉 Clear Noodles in Chili Sauce
豆豉多春鱼 Shisamo in Black Bean Sauce
夫妻肺片 Pork Lungs in Chili Sauce
干拌顺风 Pig Ear in Chili Sauce
红心鸭卷 Sliced Duck Rolls with Egg Yolk
姜汁鲜鱿 Fresh Squid in Ginger Sauce
酱板鸭 Spicy Salted Duck
酱香猪蹄 Pig Feet Seasoned with Soy Sauce
芥末木耳 Black Fungus with Mustard Sauce
金豆芥蓝 Chinese Broccoli with Soy Beans
韭黄螺片 Sliced Sea Whelks with Hotbed Chives
腊八蒜茼蒿 Crown Daisy with Sweet Garlic
凉拌花螺 Cold Sea Whelks with Dressing
卤水豆腐 Marinated Tofu
卤鸭冷切 Spicy Marinated Duck
麻辣肚丝 Shredded Pig Tripe in Chili Sauce
水晶鱼冻 Fish Aspic
酸辣瓜条 Cucumber with Hot & Sour Sauce
跳水木耳 Black Fungus with Pickled Capsicum
小黄瓜蘸酱 Small Cucumber with Soybean Paste
酸辣蕨根粉 Hot & Sour Fern Root Noodles

B. Meat Dish
阿香婆石头烤肉 Beef BBQ with Spicy Sauce
茶香鸡 Red-cooked Chicken with Tea Flavor
巴蜀小炒鸡 Sautéed Chicken with Hot and Green Pepper
板栗红烧肉 Braised Pork with Chestnuts
大千鸡片 Sautéed Sliced Chicken
脆皮鸡 Crispy Chicken
柴把鸭 Steamed Duck with Bamboo Shoots & Ham
蛋酥樟茶鸭 Deep-fried Smoked Duck with Egg Crust
东坡肘子 Braised Dongpo Pork Hock with Brown Sauce
冬菜扣肉 Braised Pork with Preserved Vegetables
富贵鸡 Steamed Chicken with Stuffing
干煸牛柳丝 Sautéed Shredded Beef
干煸牛肉丝 Sautéed Shredded Beef in Chili Sauce
干豆角回锅肉 Sautéed Spicy Pork with Dried Beans
木须肉Wood mustache meat
清蒸童子鸡 Steamed Spring Chicken
山城血旺 Sautéed Eel with Duck Blood Curd
毛家红烧肉 Braised Pork, Mao’s Family Style
米粉扣肉 Steamed Sliced Pork Belly with Rice Flour
魔芋烧鸭 Braised Duck with Shredded Konjak
飘香手撕鸡 Poached Sliced Chicken
青椒肉丝 Sautéed Shredded Pork with Green Pepper
水煮鹿里脊 Sautéed Deer Tenderloin in Hot Chili Oil
糖醋排骨 Sweet & Sour Pork Ribs
酸豆角肉末 Sautéed Sour Beans with Minced Pork
天麻炖乳鸽 Stewed Pigeon with Gastrodia Tuber
铁板掌中宝 Sizzling Chicken Feet
雪豆牛肉 Sautéed Beef with Snow Peas
鸭粒响铃 Fried Diced Duck
一鸡三吃 A chicken Prepared in Three Ways
鱼香肉丝 Yu-Shiang Shredded Pork (Sautéed with Spicy Garlic Sauce)
孜然辣汁焖牛腩 Braised Beef Brisket with Cumin
子姜鸭 Sautéed Duck with Ginger Shoots

C. Seafood
草鱼 Mandarin Fish (Dry-braised with Chili Sauce/Steamed/Boiled in
Sour-soup/Fried with Spicy Salt)
川归烧酒虾 Stewed Shrimps with Liguistici Rhizome, Tangkuei and Other Medicinal Herbs
川味石斑球 Sea Bass Balls, Sichuan Style
川汁烧白鳝 Stewed Eel in Gravy, Sichuan Style
串串辣子虾 Shrimp Kebab with Hot Pepper Sauce
蛋黄明虾 Deep-fried Prawns with Egg Yolk
豆腐烧鱼 Fried Fish with Tofu
干烧虾球 Dry-braised Prawn
干烧牙片鱼 Dry-braised Olive Flounder in Brown Sauce
剁椒鱼头 Steamed Fish Head with Diced Hot Red Peppers
干烧鳜鱼 Dry-braised Mandarin Fish
清炖甲鱼汤 Stewed Turtle in Broth
水煮鱼 Fish Filets in Hot Chili Oil
左口鱼(豉汁蒸、清蒸、红烧)
Halibut (Steamed with Black Bean Sauce/Steamed/Braised in Brawn Sauce)
All of the above are only one small part of plentiful dishes. Our company CCJK provides dishes translation including Chuan style, Yue style, Hongkong style, certainly also including various wines, drinks and coffee. If you would like to have suitable and elegant dishes, wines or coffee names in your restaurant, bars or coffee house, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will be glad to help you.

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