Ordering Chinese Food

“1. Greens are usually the glories of the cuisine: order as many vegetables as there are people

2. If you will have a meat, consider the juiciness that pairs well with the starch: something saucy if you will eat with rice, or less saucy if you will have soup noodles

3. Order Yunnan mushrooms if they are on the menu

4. Fill out the rest with cold appetizers, they are never a bad idea

—Dan Wang, “2020 Letter.” DanWang.co. January 1, 2021.