Zhejiang cuisine mainly has a light flavor and features delicate dishes which look beautiful and elegant and tastes fresh, soft and crisp. It employs vinasse and rice wine as seasonings, uses many cooking techniques and excels at seafood. Zhejiang cuisine emphasizes the fresh, crisp and tender taste, and maintains the original and true flavor of ingredients. The dishes look exquisite, delicate and elegant. Cuisine in north Zhejiang Province is rather light, the west is rather hot and the southeast is rather salty.