Ways of cooking
Deep fried/pan fried/stir fried
Ways of cutting
Commenting on food
It smells good/looks great/tastes delicious.
The sweet potato pie is the best that I’ve ever had.
Sichuan food is too hot for me. My mouth is burning.
This dish tastes kind of salty/sour/greasy/stale.
The soup is too heavily seasoned/plain.
Proposing a toast
May I propose a toast to our friendship and cooperation?
I’d like to propose a toast to our distinguished American guests.
Let’s drink to your promotion.
Here’s to your health/pleasant trip to Beijing/a successful new year.
Asking for check
May I have the check please?
I’m afraid you made a mistake here.
Could please make sure the check gets to me?
Paying for the check
It’s on me.
It’s my treat.
Let me do the honor.
I’ll get it this time.
Let’s split it.
Let’s go 50/50