你们国家最流行的小吃或街头美食都有什么?

一个国家不同的小吃或街头美食能体现当地的文化吗?

unit overview

The main focus of this unit is talking about popular street foods. Learners will be able to order, give opinions, give simple recommendations, and ask and answer basic questions about street foods.

Proficiency Level:

⊕ Novice Mid – Intermediate Low

Themes:

⊕ Contemporary Life

Length:

~10 days

Talking about these topics:

⊕ Popular street foods

⊕ Main ingredients (recipes/menus)

⊕ Places to eat (food trucks, carts, etc)

⊕ Opinions (food reviews)

Using these language skills:

⊕ describing foods

⊕ giving opinions

⊕ understanding reviews

⊕ asking/answering simple questions

⊕ ordering

Planning

Objectives

Experiences/Homework

R

Assessments

RESOURCES + LESSON IDEAS

Since this is a Planner Unit, we want to begin curating resources and ideas for you to build your own lessons.

basic info about street foods

重庆街头小吃 Chongqing street food

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7vnP1sAVWA

菜单 (menu):串串香 锅盔 转转面 叶儿粑 糍粑 麻辣串 麻花鱼 凉虾 小面 龙须酥

street food that is sweet or a dessert

Tanghulu (simplified Chinese: 糖葫芦;pinyin: tánghúlu)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanghulu

Bingfen (Chinese: 冰粉; pinyin: bīngfěn)

https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-cn/%E5%86%B0%E7%B2%89

List of other popular street foods

cold noodles, cold putting, BBQ lamb, deep fried dou, scalion panckes, deep fried stincky Tofu, Bao

我喜欢的小吃:凉皮,凉粉,烤羊肉,炸油条,葱油饼,红油抄手,烤红薯,胡辣汤,炸臭豆腐,叉烧肉,烧麦

经典街头早餐 Classic Chinese Street Breakfast:

  1. 油条:Youtiao is a long golden-brown deep-fried strip of dough.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Youtiao

  1. 包子:Baozi or bao, is a type of yeast-leavened filled bun.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baozi

  1. 粽子:Zongzi is a traditional Chinese rice dish made of glutinous rice stuffed with different fillings and wrapped in bamboo leaves.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zongzi

  1. 煎饼:Jianbing is a traditional Chinese street food similar to crepes. It is a type of bing generally eaten for breakfast and hailed as “one of China’s most popular street breakfasts.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jianbing

A classic street breakfast combination is Youtiao with soy milk. And there is even a pop song about it: 豆浆油条(Perfect Match https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hf8QsC6VzHo

 

Have them write trivia questions to play in class.

Expand into street foods around the world.

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opinions about street foods

People use Dazhong Dianping (www.dianping.com) in China. It is basically China’s version of Yelp. The images are from screenshots, they look much clearer in my word document. 

  1. 孔师傅老鸭粉丝汤 Master Kong Old Duck Vermicelli Soup Shanghai

http://www.dianping.com/shop/H8zYV7LZ85WeJkKH

  1. 叶婆婆钵钵鸡 Granny Ye Cold Dishes (Leshan, Sichuan)

http://www.dianping.com/shop/H53ErShpvWpFNKAX

  1. 大华煎饼 Da Hua Jian Bing Beijing

http://www.dianping.com/shop/G8WShDjsCxNhNsBq

 

Articles with lists (we call them listicles) about popular Chinese street food in Chinese. Pictures are nice to help learners

老外回忆:10个让我怀念到心痛的中国街头小吃

Foreigner’s Memories: 10 Chinese Street Foods That I Miss So Much It Hurts

http://www.hereinuk.com/31193.html

中国最受欢迎的4大街头小吃

The 4 most popular street food in China

https://3g.163.com/dy/article/EAE144R60526PL81.html

最受外国人欢迎的中国8大街头早餐

The 8 most popular street breakfasts in China by foreigners

Articlehttps://www.163.com/dy/article/CK5UDV5O0522C297.html

中国十大特色街边小吃

China’s top ten characteristic street food

https://m.maigoo.com/top/407238.html

places to eat

People use Dazhong Dianping (www.dianping.com) in China. It is basically China’s version of Yelp.

  1. 孔师傅老鸭粉丝汤 Master Kong Old Duck Vermicelli Soup Shanghaihttp://www.dianping.com/shop/H8zYV7LZ85WeJkKH
  1. 叶婆婆钵钵鸡 Granny Ye Cold Dishes (Leshan, Sichuan) http://www.dianping.com/shop/H53ErShpvWpFNKAX
  1. 大华煎饼 Da Hua Jian BingBeijing) http://www.dianping.com/shop/G8WShDjsCxNhNsBq 

Which is better? To make at home or to buy it?

Scallion pancakes/crepe(葱油饼)would be a good street food to make at home.

 

ordering + prices

how to order food (cafe, food truck, simple interaction)

Street food in New York Chinatown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bnlbE1fQO8

food trucks and more

Video of a street food or food truck festival in China

  1. Xi’an Street Food

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8McfZtNXGFA

  1. China Xi’an Delicious Street Food

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3WEZKfzpt4&t=462s

  • Listicle of “Top # food trucks in X”

 中国10大著名美食街,你去过几个?

China’s top 10 famous food streets, how many have you been to?

https://www.sohu.com/a/60452150_230042


Note:
Food trucks are not popular in China, instead, we have night streets/markets in different cities for good street food and drinks.

other resources

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Many thanks to all who contributed to create this unit!

谢谢

To Sheen for translations

To Snowmoon for curating resources and translating

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