Chinese Foods By Aaron Genkin Hello Have you ever eaten noodles? Have you ever drank green tea? Have you eaten tofu? Well guess what, the Chinese invented these foods. Millet Millet is one of the most famous food in ancient China. Millet is a common crop in ancient China. Ancient Chinese people used stone tools to keep up their crops. A mortar is used for taking skin from millet. Chinese people still use it. Rice Rice is another common food in ancient China. Rice was a stable grain in China. Rice grows easier in marshy areas. Rice is easier to harvest without water. Ancient Chinese people used stone tools to keep up their crops. Rice is still popular in China today. Noodles Noodles area very common food in China. The Chinese noodles made from wheat flour and water are the oldest form of noodles. Chinese noodles could be as thin as needles or as thick as a chopsticks. The Chinese believed that long noodles mean a long life. Tofu The Chinese invented tofu. Tofu is made from soy milk. First dried soybeans are put in water to soften the soybeans. They are ground into a milky liquid. The liquid is filtered and boiled. Salt or a mineral called gypsum is put into the liquid to thicken the liquid. It turns to curds. The Chinese press the curds to remove water from the tofu. Salted Duck Eggs Once again, the Chinese invented another food, salted duck eggs. You can make them two different ways. Here is the first way: fresh eggs are soaked in a closed jar filled with brine [brine is a salty liquid]. Here is the second way: the fresh eggs are put in a thick and salty paste. Here are the steps after what I already said: when it is time that you can boil or steam the egg it turns all white and the yolk is red and yellow. Green Tea Green tea was first invented in China. The Chinese were probably the first to drink green tea. It is different from western tea, called black tea. Not so long ago, green tea became popular around the world. Good Bye Do you like these foods and tea? Would you like to eat these foods and tea? When you go to China drink green tea and eat these foods.