The fourd directions in Mandarin are:
South Nán (南)
North Běi (北)
West Xī (西）
East Dōng (东)
You can find all four directions, same as in english in many city names, or food items.
A very famous cousine in chinese is for example
dōngběi 东北 food, so food from the north eastern part of china. Also the word Běi (北), north can be found in famous city names such as Taipei – Táiběi (台北) or Beijing (北京)