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?

rice
wheat
soybean
a) rice b) wheat c) soybean

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

salty
sticky
sour
a) salty b) sticky c) sour

3. Rice vermicelli is a very thin type of

bread
noodle
pastry
a) bread b) noodle c) pastry

4. Wontons are traditional Chinese

dumplings
pancakes
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?

congee
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.

appetizer
dessert
leftover
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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