• Jan 1, 1000

    Creation of Soy Sauce

    Around 950, soy sauce was created and became a common flavouring. It plays an important role in Chinese Cuisine, as it helps season and flavour the food. Soy Sauce soon spread to near by countries such as Japan, Korea, etc. It has now become a very common flavouring around the world.
  • Jan 1, 1194

    Flooding changes the course of Yellow River.

    The flooding of the Yellow River played a large part in the history of chinese's food's history. The river destroyed many crops, and hence forced many people that were affected to change their food eating habits.
  • Jan 1, 1274

    Khubilai Khan completes Mongol conquest of China.

    In 1274 Khubilai Khan had finished his conquest of China. This was an important part in the history of Chinese food, as Khubilai Khan was one of the first foreign influence's in chinese history.
  • Jan 1, 1500

    Gradual introduction of New World food

    In 1500, many new vegetables ( which were known as the New World Foods) were slowly introduced. These vegetables included sweet potatoes, maize, potatoes, peanuts, peppers, tomatoes etc. These vegetables and other eatable items played a large part in Chinese food's history.
  • Jan 1, 1514

    Portuguese ships reach China.

    This event played a large part in Chinese cuisine, as when the Portuguese Ships arrived, they brought many different types of food onto chinese land which had influenced Chinese food
  • China exports tea to Europe

    In 1610 china started to export tea to Europe. This made china more connected with the world, and slowly their wealth and power started to grow. In exchange for tea, they would somethimes get other items. These items ranged from spices, and other materials.
  • The Great Leap Forward

    The great leap forward was arugably one of the worst famines in China's if not the world's history. Due to the lack of collection of agriculture many people were forced to change their food habits