颜 yán face
Alternative traditional form
of character: 顏
Sounds same言 yán (words)
讠 yán (words)
和颜悦色 hé yán yuè sè
颜色 yán sè
Hot and cold foods
The Chinese have always put importance on balancing foods in meals that goes back to the concept of yin and yang
. According to tradition 'hot' and 'cold' refers not to temperature but the property of the food
. Obviously chillies are hot and bananas are cold. Less obviously beef and chocolate sweets are considered 'hot' while pears and shrimps are 'cold'. A good dish and a good meal will seek to balance hot and cold ingredients. Read More
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