Beijing Snacks Tasting

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I was invited to Experience the Culture of Chinese Imperial Cuisine by one of our clients.  Hopefully we’ll be fed like a king Smile.

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The host of this feast: Chinese Royal Gastronomy Museum.

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10 beautiful ladies dressed in traditional imperial palace dress greeted us at the door.

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Traditional music band.

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We were invited into a neatly arranged auditorium.

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The guard at the door.

Tower.

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Alaska King Crab

Beijinger desserts table

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The intro, with  a British “interpreter” (reading off the script).

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Each of us was handed a small sample for our DIY workshop.

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Some ancient utensil collection included in this museum

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A demonstration of the original imperial banquet serving

Lined up with dishes.

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Making la mien (pulled noodles).

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pull, then fold and twist it up.

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after numerous folds, the noodles came apart.

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Another way of making pulled noodles.

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A master watermelon lamp artist at work.

Finished watermelon lamp.

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Next phase: we were led by a tour guide to visit the newly opened museum. (Behind: a motion picture demonstrating the ancient banquet in the imperial palace)

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Introducing old cooking tools.

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Wax sculptures of old way of feast.

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Seasonal dishes.

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Model on imperial palace banquet.

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Halogram demonstrating how the emperor ate with his concubines during the Chinese New Years Eve.

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The concubines.

Then we took a tour around the kitchen.

As a sanitary requirement, everyone has to go through a wind room.

Grand kitchen hall, all walled up by glass.

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Flour dough.

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Me in their lab suit and hair net.

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Poultry dishes.

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The VIP tour group.

The stewed foods room.

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Lovely cutting board.

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Me and Yulia.

Just like a king.

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