How many Chinese food styles do you know? Chinese for many is a wide brush that encompasses what they order from the take away but the food of China is diverse, regional and comes with all sorts of interesting ingredient combinations.
The infographic below, produced by Zandysanfran, sets out to explain just a few of the main styles of Chinese food with info on exactly what each one contains.
This is a great place to start in understanding what makes up Chinese food with Shandong, Fujian, Beijing, Shanghai, Hunan, Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine all explained.
Knowing the different styles of Chinese food will help you pick the right one to match your tastes. For example, if you like sweeter food with sauces you will be looking at Cantonese, want a spicy kick and you should be ordering Szechuan.