The Chinese eat breakfast since Han Dynasty(汉朝Hàncháo) 2000 years ago. Hereafter, most areas of the country eat three meals a day, a reasonable system for both life and production. Though eat three meals a day is a common diet habit for all mankind, the three meals in China fluctuate(if something fluctuates, it changes a lot in an irregular way) diversified paces of life and mold multiple sentiment(a sentiment that people have is an attitude which is based on their thoughts and feelings) of life.

Chinese breakfast, flavors are of vital importance. Buttered tea and zanba (roasted qingke barley flour) are the breakfast for Tibetans; simple food provides them with calories. In modern cities, simple and fast are primary requirements. Tianjin people eat pancake rolled with crisp fritter; various noodles are popular in cities along Yangtze River basin, Suzhou’s thin noodles, Chongqing’s small noodles (the breakfast card of this mountain city), and Wuhan’s hot-and-dry noodles. Favoring salty delicacy(a delicacy is a rare or expensive food that is considered especially nice to eat), Wuhan(武汉Wǔhàn) people also eat Chinese doughnut and Seafood tofu for breakfast.

Diversified breakfast in different cities

But breakfast is not always fast. In Guangzhou, people enjoy the breakfast time, they eat morning tea, more than one hour each time. Early in 7 o’clock, many people are waiting in front of the restaurants for opening, while inside the restaurants, dim sum chefs have prepared for more than three hours. Guangdong morning tea are rich and luxurious; tea is a excuse, desserts, dishes and porridges are real protagonists. Morning tea enduring popularity in this city thanks to its thriving modern trades. Guangdong dim sum is divided into the kind of dry and wet; the dry is more exquisite, and the representative dessert is steamed shrimp dumpling.

Shrimp dumpling, the signature dim sum in Guangzhou morning tea

Guangzhou(广州Guǎngzhōu) City, a running up city, the paradise for the seniors,and the battle for the youngers. Elders start a day from a leisure morning tea, while youngers eat their breakfast on buses and condense their lunch time. Dinner is the only chance to enjoy delicacy. Local people eat at home, migrant people cook their favorite hometown dishes.