ducks hanging in Fuzhou

shao kao in Kaifeng

sweet and sour ribs



Welcome to How to Order Chinese Food Dot Com...The one-stop source for eating your way through Middle Kingdom.

With HTOCFDC, you will be able to enjoy the culinary delights of the Middle Kingdom without being confined to English menus and translators. Simply glance through the guides below, and print out the ones with dishes you like. Take them with you to the restaurant, and order by pointing to the characters If you can already speak some Chinese, check out the Chinese Culinary Glossary to supplement your vocabulary.

Update: I have now added printable PDF's for every Ordering Guide. Click on the links below, and follow the links that say "Click here for a printable copy of this guide." You can also access all of the PDF's on this page.

How to Use This Site

Ordering Guides
Quick Guide (try this first)
Pork Dishes
Beef Dishes
Chicken/Poultry Dishes
Fish/Seafood dishes
Vegetarian Dishes
Rice and Rice Products
Noodles, Dumplings and Assorted Wheat-Based Products
Chinese Breakfast

Guides to Chinese Regional Cuisine
Sichuan (Szechuan)

Chinese Culinary Glossary
Leafy Vegetables
Other Vegetables
Types of Meat
Cuts of Meat
Names of Regional Cuisine
Cooking Styles
Western Fast Food
Spices & Seasonings
Cooking Flavors
Alcoholic Drinks
Non-alcoholic Drinks
Dishware and Utensils

Other Fun Stuff
Guide to Restaurant Chinese
Recommended Links
About the Site Author