Complex simplicity


A Chinese proverb goes: "The more you eat, the less flavour; the less you eat, the more flavour." In keeping with this old adage, I think of the complex simplicity in the art of Chinese cooking and the aesthetics that go into enjoying a meal. It may be thought that Chinese cooking is fast, easy to assemble and ready to go, but indeed lies a mystery still that though all these three things are true, the complexity in details is what brings a dish to its culmination. To enjoy a small bowl of rice, some kind of meat and vegetables is a [...]