I was invited to Experience the Culture of Chinese Imperial Cuisine by one of our clients. Hopefully we’ll be fed like a king .
The host of this feast: Chinese Royal Gastronomy Museum.
10 beautiful ladies dressed in traditional imperial palace dress greeted us at the door.
Traditional music band.
We were invited into a neatly arranged auditorium.
The guard at the door.
Alaska King Crab
Beijinger desserts table
The intro, with a British “interpreter” (reading off the script).
Each of us was handed a small sample for our DIY workshop.
Some ancient utensil collection included in this museum
A demonstration of the original imperial banquet serving
Lined up with dishes.
Making la mien (pulled noodles).
pull, then fold and twist it up.
after numerous folds, the noodles came apart.
Another way of making pulled noodles.
A master watermelon lamp artist at work.
Finished watermelon lamp.
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)
Introducing old cooking tools.
Wax sculptures of old way of feast.
Model on imperial palace banquet.
Halogram demonstrating how the emperor ate with his concubines during the Chinese New Years Eve.
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.
Me in their lab suit and hair net.
The VIP tour group.
The stewed foods room.
Lovely cutting board.
Me and Yulia.
Just like a king.