No, we’re not talking about “being hip” neither are we referring to Traditional Chinese medicine’s concept of yin and yang. We literally mean cool as in low chilled temperatures.
The Chinese may prefer their food piping hot but that doesn’t mean they don’t enjoy a toothsome cold dish once in a while.
Cold Chinese dishes are also not just side show appetisers because you can find them as main dishes as well.
Just in time for the coming hot and humid summer months, Makansutra lists down some of these chilled Chinese foods and where best to find them.