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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