Shandong cuisine [lǔ cài] is one of the eight major cuisines in China (compared to influential cuisines such as Huaiyang, Sichuan, and Cantonese). It is the cuisine with the longest history, the richest techniques, and the most powerful. A representative of the culinary culture of the Yellow River Basin in China.
2500 years ago, Shandong’s Confucian school established the aesthetic orientation of Chinese cuisine focusing on fineness, neutrality, and health; in the end of the Northern Wei Dynasty, Qi Min Yao Shu (written about 533-544 AD) summarized the “steaming in the middle and lower reaches of the Yellow River”. , Boiled, roasted, stuffed, fried, fried, boiled, cooked, fried, waxed, salt, black bean, vinegar, sauce, wine, honey, pepper” laid the framework of Chinese cooking techniques; a large number of Shandong chefs and dishes entered during the Ming and Qing Dynasties The palace has further sublimated the style and characteristics of Shandong cuisine, which is graceful and luxurious, neutral and majestic, peaceful and healthy.
Mainly salty and fresh:
Shandong cuisine pays attention to the high quality of raw materials. It uses salt to extract freshness and soup to strengthen freshness. The seasoning emphasizes salty freshness and pureness, highlighting the original flavor.
The outstanding cooking methods of Shandong cuisine are blasting, grilling, and wire drawing, especially blasting and grilling are praised by the world.
Mastery in soup:
Shandong cuisine takes soup as the source of freshness, and pays attention to the preparation of “clear soup” and “milk soup”.
Good cooking of seafood:
’S cooking of sea treasures and small seafood is a must. Shandong’s seafood, whether ginseng, wings, swallows, shells, or scales, scales, scales, shrimps, and crabs, can be cooked by local chefs, and they can all become delicious delicacies.
Pay attention to etiquette:
Shandong has simple folk customs and outspoken hospitality. Food is rich and affordable. It pays attention to quality. Influenced by Confucius’ thoughts of ritual food, it pays attention to pomp and eating etiquette.
Main cuisine category
After long-term development and evolution, Shandong cuisine has gradually formed two schools of Jiaodong, including Qingdao, represented by the Fushan Gang, and Jinan, including Dezhou and Tai’an. They are elegant and luxurious. Confucian cuisine, as well as a variety of local dishes and flavor snacks dotted around.