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 jīDrunken Chicken
Duck with Taro Soup芋艿清汤鸭yù nǎi qīng tāng yāDuck with Taro Soup
Shanghai Style Braised Duck in Red Rice Sauce上海酱鸭shàng hǎi jiàng yāShanghai Style Braised Duck in Red Rice Sauce
Vegetarian Goose with Tofu Stew斋香素烧鹅zhāi xiāng sù shāo éVegetarian 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 jīChicken 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 pangBraised Pig’s Knuckle in Brown Sauce
Sliced Pork Kidney with Celery凉拌腰片liáng bàn yāo piànSliced Pork Kidney with Celery
Eight Delicacies in Hot Sauce八宝辣酱bā bǎo là jiàngEight Delicacies in Hot Sauce
白切肉bái qiē ròuBoiled Pork Slices
Shredded Pork Fillet with Vegetables彩色里脊丝cǎi sè lǐ ji sīShredded 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 dàiSeaweed Stew with Minced Pork in Spicy Sauce
Three Flavor Pork Kidney多味腰花duō wèi yāo huāThree Flavor Pork Kidney
Bacon Stew with Bamboo Shoots竹笋烧咸肉zhú sǔn shāo xián ròuBacon Stew with Bamboo Shoots
Meatball Stew with Choi Sum/Cabbage Heart菜心狮子头cài xīn shī zi tóuMeatball 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 yúSmoked Fish Shanghai Style
Braised Fish in Brown Sauce/Soy Based Brown Sauce红烧鱼块hóng shāo yú kuàiBraised Fish in Brown Sauce/Soy Based Brown Sauce
Braised Eel锅烧河鳗guō shāo hé mánBraised River Eel
Stewed Cuttlefish墨鱼大烤mò yú dà kǎoStewed Cuttlefish
Eel in Chili Bean Sauce豆瓣鳝糊dòu bàn shàn hùEel in Chili Bean Sauce
Braised Grass Carp Tail with Brown Sauce红烧划水hóng shāo huá shuǐBraised Grass Carp Tail with Brown Sauce
Braised Fish Head with Flat Noodles粉皮烧鱼头fěn pí shāo yú tóuBraised Fish Head with Flat Noodles
Shanghai Steamed Fish上海蒸鱼shàng hǎi zhēng yúShanghai Steamed Fish
Small Yellow Croaker Fish Stew with Tofu小黄鱼烩豆腐xiǎo huáng yú huì dòu fuSmall Yellow Croaker Fish Stew with Tofu
Fried Squid with Garlic Sprouts蒜苗炒鱿鱼suàn miáo chǎo yóu yúFried Squid with Garlic Sprouts
Sliced Bass in Soup过桥鲈鱼ɡuò qiáo lú yúSliced Bass in Soup
Braised Pond Carp in Brown Sauce红烧塘鲤鱼hóng shāo táng lǐ yúBraised Pond Carp in Brown Sauce
Fish Aspic with Scallops干贝鱼冻ɡān bèi yú dòngFish Aspic with Scallops
虾类
Shrimp
Deep-fried Shrimp油爆河虾yóu bào hé xiāDeep-fried Shrimp
Deep-fried Shrimp水晶虾仁shuǐ jīng xiā rénSautéed Shelled Shrimp
Drunken Shrimp with Goji Berries杞子醉虾qǐ zǐ zuì xiāDrunken Shrimp with Goji Berries
蟹类
Crab
Shanghai Drunken Crab/Shanghai Liquor-Soaked Crab上海醉蟹shàng hǎi zuì xièShanghai Drunken Crab/Shanghai Liquor-Soaked Crab
Steamed Crab清蒸螃蟹qīng zhēng páng xièSteamed Crab
素菜
Vegetable Dishes
Mushrooms with Soy Puffs香菇面筋xiāng gū miàn jīnMushrooms with Soy Puffs
Ivy Mosses with Sesame芝麻贡菜zhī má gòng càiIvy Mosses with Sesame
油焖春笋yóu mèn chūn sǔnBraised Bamboo Shoots in Soy Sauce
Stir Fried Eggplant with Jalapeño尖椒炒茄子jiān jiāo chǎo qié ziStir Fried Eggplant with Jalapeño
Stir Fried Water Chestnuts with Mushrooms荸荠炒冬菇bí qi chǎo dōng gūStir Fried Water Chestnuts with Mushrooms
Stir Fried Pickled Cabbage and Winter Bamboo Shoots雪菜冬笋xuě cài dōng sǔnStir Fried Pickled Cabbage and Winter Bamboo Shoots
Dry-Fried French Beans干煸扁豆ɡān biān biǎn dòuDry-Fried French Beans
汤、煲、羹、粥
(Soups, Pots, Congee)
Sweet Walnut Soup核桃羹hé táo gēngSweet Walnut Soup
Stewed Seafood with Tofu en Casserole海鲜豆腐煲hǎi xiān dòu fu bāoStewed Seafood with Tofu en Casserole
Southern Yangtze Duck Soup江南老鸭汤jiāng nán lǎo yā tāngSouthern Yangtze Duck Soup
Sweet Osmanthus Congee桂花糖粥guì huā táng zhōuSweet Osmanthus Congee
Special Flavor Chicken Porridge风味鸡粥fēng wèi jī zhōuSpecial Flavor Chicken Porridge
Lotus Seed CongeewithOsmanthus桂花莲子羹guì huā lián zǐ gēngLotus Seed CongeewithOsmanthus
Duck Stew with Bacon and Bamboo Shoots竹笋咸腿老鸭砂锅zhú sǔn xián tuǐ lǎo yā shā guōDuck Stew with Bacon and Bamboo Shoots
Pork Rib Stew with Taro芋艿排骨煲yù nǎi pái gǔ bāoPork Rib Stew with Taro
Curry Beef Soup咖喱牛肉汤kā li niú ròu tāngCurry Beef Soup
面食
(Wheat dishes)
Pork and Shepherd's Purse Wontons荠菜肉馄饨jì cài ròu hún tunPork and Shepherd’s Purse Wontons
Winter Gourd Balls Stew with Scallops干贝冬瓜球ɡān bèi dōng guā qiúWinter Gourd Balls Stew with Scallops
Fried Banana Roll Stuffed with Seafood香蕉海鲜卷xiāng jiāo hǎi xiān juǎnFried Banana Roll Stuffed with Seafood
Pork Glutinous Rice Balls鲜肉汤团xiān ròu tāng tuánPork Glutinous Rice Balls
Steamed Open Dumplings/Sumai with Chinese Cabbage翡翠烧麦fěi cuì shāo màiSteamed Open Dumplings/Sumai with Chinese Cabbage
Sesame Balls芝麻球zhī ma qiúSesame Balls
Pork Chop with Rice Cake排骨年糕pái gǔ nián gāoPork Chop with Rice Cake
Steamed Buns with Crab Meat and Pork蟹粉小笼包xiè fěn xiǎo lóng bāoSteamed Buns with Crab Meat and Pork
Char Siu(Barbecued Roast Pork)叉烧chā shāoChar Siu(Barbecued Roast Pork)

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