The traditional basic techniques used in Chinese cooking are vary from stir frying to smoking. However, modern techniques are a little differ from them.
With the improvement of scientific elements in cooking field, some traditional techniques are take on a new look，and some are facing situation of being abandoned.
Deep frying. To fry food in an amount of fat or oil sufficient to cover it completely. By this way, people can enjoy the pleasant by high fat. But the deep fried food may raise the risk of obesity and coronary heart disease. Now a new cooking appliance called Air Fryer, which can cook the food like deep fried food without fat. It retains the advantage of deep frying and remove the disadvantage.
Stewing. To roast the food in cinders. This way makes roast sweet potatoes, chestnuts in cinders and other delicious food in a long time. However, cinders are Increasingly rare in modern city. May the stewing may be replaced by new ways.
But some basic techniques which make the healthy and delicious food will be preserved. Like braising and simmering.