My China Restaurant
Tel: 024 76553889
1 Priory Place, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 5SQ
Tel: 024 76449875
Princethorpe Way, Binley, Coventry,
West Midlands, CV3 2HG
Tel: 024 76545410 -
41 Woodlands Road, Binley Woods, Coventry, West Midlands, CV3 2JL
Jade House Chinese Takeaway
Tel: 024 76256506 -
8 Binley Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV3 1HZ
Ruby House Chinese Takeaway
Tel: 024 76418936 -
178 Fenside Avenue, Coventry, West Midlands, CV3 5NJ
Dragon Inn Take AwayTel: 024 76592202 - 139 Barkers Butts Lane, Coventry, West Midlands, CV6 1EB
Hong Kong Kitchen
Tel: 024 76689724 -
185 Roland Avenue, Coventry, West Midlands, CV6 4HS
Jumbo Chinese Take Away
Tel: 024 76363687 -
84 Wheelwright Lane, Coventry, West Midlands, CV6 4HH
New Golden Capital Chinese TakeawayTel: 024 76332811 - 3 Sandpits Lane, Coventry, West Midlands, CV6 2FR
Wok U Like
Tel: 024 76689591 -
92 Dudley Street, Coventry, West Midlands, CV6 7EL
Tel: 024 76680998 -
64 Hen Lane, Coventry, West Midlands, CV6 4LB
Tel: 024 76451386 -
117 Church Lane, Coventry, West Midlands, CV2 4AL
Tel: 024 76456192 -
35 Clay Lane, Coventry, West Midlands, CV2 4LJ
Chinese takeaways CoventryJade Garden
Tel: 024 76456688 -
122 Clay Lane, Coventry, West Midlands, CV2 4LT
New Garden Chinese Takeaway
Tel: 024 76444718 - 74 Ansty Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV2 3EW
Rice Bowl Chinese Takeaway
Tel: 024 76443788 -
2 Forknell Avenue, Coventry, West Midlands, CV2 3EE
Tel: 01676 542311 -
Sycamore Cnr Gun Hl, Arley, Coventry, West Midlands, CV7 8PQ
Dragon Chinese Takeaway
Tel: 024 76675163 -
112 Albany Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV5 6NG
Jumbo HouseTel: 024 76470330 - 14-16 Unicorn Avenue, Coventry, West Midlands, CV5 7GH
Oriental ExpressTel: 01676 535900 -
176 Station Road, Balsall Common, Coventry, West Midlands, CV7 7FD
When you think of Chinese take away food rice is always on the menu, and rice was the first grain that was farmed in China. There is evidence of rice farming along the Yang-tse River as early as about 5000 BC. People cooked rice by boiling it in water, the way they do today. Or they made it into wine. Rice wine has been popular in China since prehistory.
Another food people associate with China is tea. Tea grows wild in China. By about 3000 BC (or it could be much earlier), people in China had begun to drink tea. Soon everybody drank tea.
Wheat was not native to China, so it took much longer to reach China. People in northern China first began to eat wheat in the Shang Dynasty, about 1500 BC. Wheat was not native to China, but people brought it to China from West Asia. People in China boiled it like millet, to make something like Cream of Wheat.
These were the main foods of China which can be found in most chinese takeaways - rice, millet, sorghum, and wheat. In northern China, people mostly ate millet, wheat, and sorghum. In southern China, people mostly ate rice. Poor people ate almost nothing but these foods.
When people could afford it, they bought or grew vegetables to put on their rice. Soybeans, for instance, are native to China. So are cucumbers. For fruits, the Chinese had oranges and lemons, peaches and apricots. The native flavorings are ginger and anise (Americans use anise to make licorice).
On special occasions, people also put little pieces of meat on their rice. By 5500 BC, the Chinese were eating domesticated chicken, which came originally from Thailand. By 4000 or 3000 BC, they were eating pork, which was native to China. Sheep and cattle, which were not native, reached China from West Asia also around 4000 BC.
Since meat was so expensive, and because Buddhists didn't eat meat, starting around the Sung Dynasty (about 1000 AD) people also put tofu, or bean curd, in their food as a source of protein.
Because China doesn't have big forests, it was always hard to find fuel to cook with. Chinese people learned to cut up their food very small, so it would cook quickly on a very small fire.
During the Han Dynasty, millet wine became very popular and was even more popular to drink than tea. Also beginning in the Han Dynasty, about 100 AD, Chinese people began to make their wheat and rice into long noodles.
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