The reflection of their attitude towards honing their culinary skill Essentially the cooking technique and style will not change because of steaming, braising and stir-frying form the fundamental of Chinese cooking. However, Chinese cuisine has definitely evolved with a modern twist to keep up with the times. As a rule of thumb, some of the Chinese cuisines has to be cooked in a seasoned wok over high heat to achieve “wok hei” which imparts the fragrance and flavor to some Chinese favorites like fried rice or noodles. Fried rice may sound simple but to achieve the right consistency in taste and texture of the rice is a test of the chef’s skill. This is why: a good plate of fried rice is not just the determinant of a chef’s skill but also a reflection of their attitude towards honing their culinary skill.