Restaurants have always played a vital role in the business, social, intellectual and artistic life of a growing society. The significant events of our lives it can be personal and professional, are celebrated in restaurants. Strangers can become friends around a table in the safe and controlled environment of a restaurant. Some people tend to find their true love across a restaurant table.
Restaurant is more than just food and drinks, it also allow people to come out of their offices and gives them time to get to see and know each other more outside work. As part of human culture it is important for families to eat together and share what happened during the day, talk about success and at the same time discuss difficult issues. Now that we are busier than before often times we no longer have time to cook and eat together at home as a family unlike the old days. In situations like this restaurants are the best place to spend quality time with our families and to have a good talk over good food. It is really nice to have a community with family-friendly restaurants, it is not just a place to eat but a place to flourish relationships, build stronger friendship, and celebrate all the best that the community has to offer.
In a community it is not just about the local ones but the whole world became more developed. International cuisines became more popular nowadays. A great chance to experience the food culture of other countries without you needing to travel outside your own county.
One of the most famous cuisines is the Chinese cuisine. Chinese cuisine is a very important part of Chinese culture that includes foods that are originated from diverse regions of China. Chinese cuisine has influence a lot of Asian counties because of its historical power and the Chinese diaspora or also known as overseas Chinese.
There are a lot of interesting facts about Chinese food let’s talk about some of those facts.
History of Chinese food came from thousand years to the earliest days of this old civilization. But, as time goes by it also changes, guided by new fashions, climate, food preparation techniques, regions, local preferences and influences from surrounding cultures.
Rice, noodles, wheat, soybeans, vegetables, sauces, herbs and seasonings are the main ingredients of Chinese foods.
Calorie intake of Chinese people rose to 2570 kcal per day in the year 1995. This is higher compared to the previous time in their history.
“Dim sum” is a Cantonese term that means “touch your heart”. The term is used to represent all the bite sized portioned Cantonese foods.
The astonishing variety of Chinese food recipes was made not just because China has large sizes of territories but their food was highly respected by their nobles and cooks.
Not just all about food but Chinese are also great when it comes to doing great care in creation of their drinks such as, teas, herbal drinks, and liquor. Learn more about Chinese food and drinks here.
Chinese food can be separated into eight culinary traditions – Anhui, Cantonese, Fujian, Hunan, Jiangsu, Shandong, Szechuan, and Zhejiang cuisines.
Chinese food can also be separated depending on the regions where each food was made or originated such as, Szechuan, Anhui, Shandong, Fujian, Jiangsu, Hunan, Zhejiang, Mongolian, Tibetan and several others. Know more about Chinese cuisine here.
Here are the top three Chinese restaurants in Chicago
This restaurants are handpicked based on 50-Point Inspection includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and their general excellence.
Minghin Cusine Is one of the best and top Chinese restaurants in Chicagoland and for four consecutive years they are the awardee of Michelin Bib Gourmand and its most recent award was given just this year, 2019. The Minghin Cusine was established in the year 2010. It serves variety of Chinese foods. Minghin Cusine menu includes the following:
Appetizers, Salads, Soup, Fried Rice, Beef Fried Rice, Grilled Shrimp, Chicken, Pork, Beef, Seafood, Duck, Vegetables, Bean Curd, Chow Mein, Lo Mein, Chop Suey, Moo Shu, Egg Foo Young, Egg Noodle Soup, Rice Noodle Soup, Rice Plate, Crispy Noodles, Fried Rice, and Soup. It also serves in Chinatown, Loop, Naperville, Streeterville & Rolling Meadows. It has 12 available VIP dining rooms and seating capacity up to 800 people. It specializes in authentic Cantonese style cooking & Hong Kong style Dim Sum. Foods at Minghin Cusine satrts at $5 per order they are open Monday to Sunday 8:00 AM - 2:00 AM.
JOY YEE NOODLES
Joy Yee Noodles and Pan Asian Cusine first opened in Evanston in 1994 and their second location in Chinatown Square opened in 1996. Joy Yee Noodles was the first in the Midwest to offer Taiwanese style bubble teas. They are also the first to combine the South Asian fresh fruit freezes or also known as smoothies with the popular tapioca balls. Joy Yee’s Noodles combines different dishes and styles from across Asia into one wide-ranging menu and one cheery little dining room. Their product has a variety of tastes, large portions and, most of their foods are very affordable, price starts at $4.50 per order. Joy Yee Noodle offers an extensive list of appetizers including list of broths, noodles, meats and other fillers from which they can prepare soups suited to your taste.
You can choose between dozens of dishes, ranging from the most traditional Asian favorites to modern twists on classic recipes. Their menu includes the following:
Appetizers, Soup, Noodle Soup, Meat, Rice, Seafood, Vegetable, Egg Noodle Soup, Rice Noodle Soup, Rice Plate, Crispy Noodles, Fried Rice, Side Orders, Beverages, Traditional Cold Appetizers, Noodles, Spicy Shrimp Wantons, Layered Pork Pancake, Scallion Pancake, Taiwanese Sausage, Pot stickers & Spicy Peanuts. They also offer takeaway and catering services. You can take advantage of their combination Lunch Platter for only $7.25 Chicken, Pork $7.95 and Beef or Fish $8.50. Joy Yee Noodles is open from Monday to Sunday 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM.
DUCK DUCK GOAT
Duck Duck Goat was established in 2010 they offer wide variety of Chinese foods such as:
Dim Sum, Soup, Cold Dishes, Noodles, Fried Rice, Sides, Dessert, Goat Belly Lo Mein, Dan Dan Noodles, Chicken Chow Fun, Glass Noodles, Beef Slap Noodles, Chilly Chili Noodles, Crispy Duck Tongues, Scallion Pancakes, Shrimp Toast, Drinks, Veggie Spring Roll, Fermented Veggies, Duck Fried Rice, Seafood Fried Rice & Veggie Fried Rice. You can try their 14 Different types of Dim Sum. Have a taste of their Beef Wanton Soup, Hot and Sour Soup, and Handmade Dumplings. They also offer Gluten Free & Vegetarian Options. All food are available for takeaway & delivery services. They also offer catering services. Foods are affordable starts from $7. Duck Duck Goat is open from Monday to Thursday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Friday 4:30 PM - 11:00 PM and Saturday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM, and Sunday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM.