The canonical example of Chinese food is a dish with tomatos and eggs. To appreciate this dish, try thinking about drawing with red and yellow pastels.
Here are some potential ways to make this dish:
- Putting one ingredient beside the other. The ingredients are physically separate. This form appears in sandwiches.
- Cutting ingredients into piecies and mixing them together. The piecies are still physically separate. This form appears in salads.
- Cutting ingredients into piecies and stir-frying* them together. Each piece will have not only its orignal flavor but also some flavors from other ingredients. This form appears in Chinese food.
- Placing ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. The outcome has the blended taste of all ingredients. This form appears in dressings and drinks.
- How many different colors do you see in each drawing?
- How sophisticated are the flavors of each dish?
* or stew, if ingredients involve chunks of meat.