Chinese Food Vocabulary Quiz

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests some of the words covered on the page about Chinese Food in our Vocabulary section.

1. What is northern China's staple grain?

a) rice b) wheat c) soybean

2. "I'll have deep-fried pork with sweet and _______ sauce, please."

a) salty b) sticky c) sour

3. Rice vermicelli is a very thin type of

a) bread b) noodle c) pastry

4. Wontons are traditional Chinese

hot dogs
a) dumpling b) pancake c) hot dogs

5. To add flavour, diners often sprinkle _______ on Chinese food.

soya beans
soya milk
soy sauce
a) soya beans b) soya milk c) soy sauce

6. Which is a porridge made by boiling rice for a long time?

mapo tofu
hot pot
a) congee b) mapo tofu c) hot pot

7. Wildlife activists want _______ to be banned and no longer eaten.

hundred-year eggs
shark fin soup
Peking duck
a) hundred-year eggs b) shark fin soup c) Peking duck

8. Spring rolls have become a popular _______ in many countries.

a) appetizer b) dessert c) leftover

9. Which dish is made by stir-frying egg noodles and meat or tofu?

chow mein
dim sum
chop suey
a) chow mein b) dim sum c) chop suey

10. Which is a dish of steamed rice topped with slices of chicken cooked in broth?

Kung Pao chicken
sweet and sour chicken
Hainanese chicken rice
a) Kung Pao chicken b) sweet and sour chicken c) Hainanese chicken rice

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Contributor: Matt Errey. Matt is the author of several books including 1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context and Common English Idioms for learners, and Matt's ESL Games and Quizzes for teachers.