Along with Sichuan, Shandong and Cantonese cuisine, Huaiyang cuisine is considered to be one of the Four Great Traditions. It originated in the region of the Huai River and has helped the city of Yangzhou become a food capital of sorts.
There, innovation within the traditional Huaiyang cuisine is growing. Classic elements are reimagined as certain meals transform into bite-sized delicacies. Or what about a dinner consisting of only cold dishes? There is much to experiment with, but the reputable knife skills of Huaiyang chefs are ever so important in the presentation of the delicious food.