Chinese and Western Styles of Cooking

One important skill in life I must learn is cooking, but I had almost no experience with cooking. This OneDay worked out very well for me because of my goal was feasible and challenging. If I were to do the same project again, I would make more dishes to use more time of the day.

In the cooking experience on OneDay, I noticed many differences of the Chinese and Western styles of cooking. I decided to highlight these differences to have a more thorough understanding of the two cultures.



Chinese recipes are less accurate, when it comes to amounts. A more formal recipe uses words like 少许, which literally means “not much”. Chinese flavouring rely mostly on tasting, measuring utensils are mostly not used.

Western recipes are exact and in a procedural formula. Measurement instruments include teaspoons, tablespoons and measuring cups. The units are exactly what is correct. This method is easy and extremely simple for the cook, but many mistakes would not be easily solved.


Cooking Styles

Throughout my cooking experience and using schema. Chinese cooking styles mostly use a stove top and a wok. The Western dishes include ovens, and barbecues, and many extra utensils such as whips, tongs, scrapers, scrubbers, rolling pins, sauce pans, cookie sheets, cookie moulds, baking tins, mittens whereas Chinese cooking is just a wok and a spatula. It also stood out to me how many different types of sauces there are between Chinese and Western cooking. Soy sauce, vinegar, cooking wine and pepper are different types of Chinese flavouring, Western sauces include ketchup, mayonnaise, ranch, BBQ sauce, Chili sauce to ensure the best flavour.

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