Chinese astronauts on the Shenzhou mission will choose 12 meals from more than 120 dishes during their three-month stay in orbit. to supplies aboard the docked Tianzhou 2 cargo spacecraft, which was launched last May.
Among the 6.8 tons of supplies provided by the spacecraft are a range of basic foods and drinks, including a variety of teas, juices, and soups. The spacecraft also transported coolers for storing fresh fruits and vegetables.
Foods are usually solid and boneless, in small pieces, and chosen to meet astronauts' personal tastes, Huang Weifen, China's chief astronaut trainer.
Meals include shredded pork in garlic sauce, chicken and beef with black pepper, and pickled cabbage.
Huang said, we have equipped the space station with a kitchen and a microwave oven, so the astronauts have more ways to heat food than before. They can eat hot food whenever they need it.
And astronauts can use condiments such as ham and pepper sauce to help adjust to the temporary loss of taste in microgravity.