According to traditional Chinese medicine, the harmony of the five flavors can not only improve taste enjoyment, but also have the function of achieving balance to promote health, as well as treating diseases and aiding recovery from injury.
Spiciness is popular in central and south China, including Sichuan province,Hunan province,Guizhou province,Hubei province and Chongqing
People in the northern China prefer to eat salty food, especially brine-pickled vegetables
The sweet flavor is popular in Eastern regions including Guangdong province,Jiangsu province,Shanghai and Hongkong.
Sourness is a popular flavor in the South, including shanxi province,guizhou province,Yunnan province and Chongqing.
The bitter flavor is generally the taste of Chinese medicinal food, which is made by adding bitter medicinal herbs.