... or the absence thereof. China is a very large country. Is there any chinese cuisine that uses milk or actual cheese or other milk products? It's just a curiosity. A new chinese restaurant opened in Rome and it is actually good (most are not, and i do miss good chinese food). We're eating there tonight but to prepare me for a totally milk-free dinner i just had a few pieces of cheese. I'm lactose dependent i guess/img/vbsmilies/smilies/smile.gif but it got me thinking. I would have a very hard time spending time in a country without milk. Anyway, i wondered if there's any part of china that uses milk products in cooking. There are some dishes with tomatoes, though tomatoes are quite rare. But milk?