Chinese Shanghai food cuisine word name list

Chinese Vocabulary Word List: Shanghai Cuisine

Are you eating the same things all the time at Chinese restaurants?

Are your Chinese friends not impressed anymore when you order Chinese food?

If so, maybe it’s time you got out of your Chinese food ordering rut.

To that end, we’ve put together this Chinese food vocabulary word list here for Shanghai cuisine. 

We’ve organized the dishes into the following categories:

  • Poultry
  • Pork
  • Fish
  • Shrimp
  • Crab
  • Vegetables
  • Soups, Pots, Congee
  • Wheat

Hope that this Chinese food vocabulary word list can help you enrich your Chinese food diet!
家禽类 (鸡、鸭、鹅等)
Poultry (eg. Chicken, Duck, Geese)
醉鸡 zuì jī Drunken Chicken
Duck with Taro Soup 芋艿清汤鸭 yù nǎi qīng tāng yā Duck with Taro Soup
Shanghai Style Braised Duck in Red Rice Sauce 上海酱鸭 shàng hǎi jiàng yā Shanghai Style Braised Duck in Red Rice Sauce
Vegetarian Goose with Tofu Stew 斋香素烧鹅 zhāi xiāng sù shāo é Vegetarian Goose with Tofu Stew
Chicken Wings and Legs with Brown Sauce and Red Wine 艳香烧贵妃鸡 yàn xiāng shāo guì fēi jī Chicken Wings and Legs with Brown Sauce and Red Wine
猪肉类
Pork
Braised Pig's Knuckle in Brown Sauce 走油蹄髈 zǒu yóu tí pang Braised Pig’s Knuckle in Brown Sauce
Sliced Pork Kidney with Celery 凉拌腰片 liáng bàn yāo piàn Sliced Pork Kidney with Celery
Eight Delicacies in Hot Sauce 八宝辣酱 bā bǎo là jiàng Eight Delicacies in Hot Sauce
白切肉 bái qiē ròu Boiled Pork Slices
Shredded Pork Fillet with Vegetables 彩色里脊丝 cǎi sè lǐ ji sī Shredded Pork Fillet with Vegetables
Seaweed Stew with Minced Pork in Spicy Sauce 辣酱肉末烧海带 là jiàng ròu mò shāo hǎi dài Seaweed Stew with Minced Pork in Spicy Sauce
Three Flavor Pork Kidney 多味腰花 duō wèi yāo huā Three Flavor Pork Kidney
Bacon Stew with Bamboo Shoots 竹笋烧咸肉 zhú sǔn shāo xián ròu Bacon Stew with Bamboo Shoots
Meatball Stew with Choi Sum/Cabbage Heart 菜心狮子头 cài xīn shī zi tóu Meatball Stew with Choy Sum/Cabbage Heart
鱼类
Fish
Shanghai Smoked Fish 或 Smoked Fish Shanghai Style 老上海熏鱼 lǎo shàng hǎi xūn yú Smoked Fish Shanghai Style
Braised Fish in Brown Sauce/Soy Based Brown Sauce 红烧鱼块 hóng shāo yú kuài Braised Fish in Brown Sauce/Soy Based Brown Sauce
Braised Eel 锅烧河鳗 guō shāo hé mán Braised River Eel
Stewed Cuttlefish 墨鱼大烤 mò yú dà kǎo Stewed Cuttlefish
Eel in Chili Bean Sauce 豆瓣鳝糊 dòu bàn shàn hù Eel in Chili Bean Sauce
Braised Grass Carp Tail with Brown Sauce 红烧划水 hóng shāo huá shuǐ Braised Grass Carp Tail with Brown Sauce
Braised Fish Head with Flat Noodles 粉皮烧鱼头 fěn pí shāo yú tóu Braised Fish Head with Flat Noodles
Shanghai Steamed Fish 上海蒸鱼 shàng hǎi zhēng yú Shanghai Steamed Fish
Small Yellow Croaker Fish Stew with Tofu 小黄鱼烩豆腐 xiǎo huáng yú huì dòu fu Small Yellow Croaker Fish Stew with Tofu
Fried Squid with Garlic Sprouts 蒜苗炒鱿鱼 suàn miáo chǎo yóu yú Fried Squid with Garlic Sprouts
Sliced Bass in Soup 过桥鲈鱼 ɡuò qiáo lú yú Sliced Bass in Soup
Braised Pond Carp in Brown Sauce 红烧塘鲤鱼 hóng shāo táng lǐ yú Braised Pond Carp in Brown Sauce
Fish Aspic with Scallops 干贝鱼冻 ɡān bèi yú dòng Fish Aspic with Scallops
虾类
Shrimp
Deep-fried Shrimp 油爆河虾 yóu bào hé xiā Deep-fried Shrimp
Deep-fried Shrimp 水晶虾仁 shuǐ jīng xiā rén Sautéed Shelled Shrimp
Drunken Shrimp with Goji Berries 杞子醉虾 qǐ zǐ zuì xiā Drunken Shrimp with Goji Berries
蟹类
Crab
Shanghai Drunken Crab/Shanghai Liquor-Soaked Crab 上海醉蟹 shàng hǎi zuì xiè Shanghai Drunken Crab/Shanghai Liquor-Soaked Crab
Steamed Crab 清蒸螃蟹 qīng zhēng páng xiè Steamed Crab
素菜
Vegetable Dishes
Mushrooms with Soy Puffs 香菇面筋 xiāng gū miàn jīn Mushrooms with Soy Puffs
Ivy Mosses with Sesame 芝麻贡菜 zhī má gòng cài Ivy Mosses with Sesame
油焖春笋 yóu mèn chūn sǔn Braised Bamboo Shoots in Soy Sauce
Stir Fried Eggplant with Jalapeño 尖椒炒茄子 jiān jiāo chǎo qié zi Stir Fried Eggplant with Jalapeño
Stir Fried Water Chestnuts with Mushrooms 荸荠炒冬菇 bí qi chǎo dōng gū Stir Fried Water Chestnuts with Mushrooms
Stir Fried Pickled Cabbage and Winter Bamboo Shoots 雪菜冬笋 xuě cài dōng sǔn Stir Fried Pickled Cabbage and Winter Bamboo Shoots
Dry-Fried French Beans 干煸扁豆 ɡān biān biǎn dòu Dry-Fried French Beans
汤、煲、羹、粥
(Soups, Pots, Congee)
Sweet Walnut Soup 核桃羹 hé táo gēng Sweet Walnut Soup
Stewed Seafood with Tofu en Casserole 海鲜豆腐煲 hǎi xiān dòu fu bāo Stewed Seafood with Tofu en Casserole
Southern Yangtze Duck Soup 江南老鸭汤 jiāng nán lǎo yā tāng Southern Yangtze Duck Soup
Sweet Osmanthus Congee 桂花糖粥 guì huā táng zhōu Sweet Osmanthus Congee
Special Flavor Chicken Porridge 风味鸡粥 fēng wèi jī zhōu Special Flavor Chicken Porridge
Lotus Seed CongeewithOsmanthus 桂花莲子羹 guì huā lián zǐ gēng Lotus Seed CongeewithOsmanthus
Duck Stew with Bacon and Bamboo Shoots 竹笋咸腿老鸭砂锅 zhú sǔn xián tuǐ lǎo yā shā guō Duck Stew with Bacon and Bamboo Shoots
Pork Rib Stew with Taro 芋艿排骨煲 yù nǎi pái gǔ bāo Pork Rib Stew with Taro
Curry Beef Soup 咖喱牛肉汤 kā li niú ròu tāng Curry Beef Soup
面食
(Wheat dishes)
Pork and Shepherd's Purse Wontons 荠菜肉馄饨 jì cài ròu hún tun Pork and Shepherd’s Purse Wontons
Winter Gourd Balls Stew with Scallops 干贝冬瓜球 ɡān bèi dōng guā qiú Winter Gourd Balls Stew with Scallops
Fried Banana Roll Stuffed with Seafood 香蕉海鲜卷 xiāng jiāo hǎi xiān juǎn Fried Banana Roll Stuffed with Seafood
Pork Glutinous Rice Balls 鲜肉汤团 xiān ròu tāng tuán Pork Glutinous Rice Balls
Steamed Open Dumplings/Sumai with Chinese Cabbage 翡翠烧麦 fěi cuì shāo mài Steamed Open Dumplings/Sumai with Chinese Cabbage
Sesame Balls 芝麻球 zhī ma qiú Sesame Balls
Pork Chop with Rice Cake 排骨年糕 pái gǔ nián gāo Pork Chop with Rice Cake
Steamed Buns with Crab Meat and Pork 蟹粉小笼包 xiè fěn xiǎo lóng bāo Steamed Buns with Crab Meat and Pork
Char Siu(Barbecued Roast Pork) 叉烧 chā shāo Char Siu(Barbecued Roast Pork)

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