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Food for Chinese New Year-Pai Char

Pai Char
Pai Char

You may know this interesting crisp fried food, it is made of flour. This is a dish traditionally served at Chinese New Year, called “Pai Char”. The recipe is very simple. Dough, flattened and twisted, and then deep fried in peanut oil.

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Ice Cream around the World-China

sand of mung bean
sand of mung bean

The frozen mixture of milk and rice was used in China around 200 BC. The Chinese may be credited with inventing a device to make sorbets and ice cream. They poured a mixture of snow and saltpetre over the exteriors of containers filled with syrup, for, in the same way as salt raises the boiling-point of water, it lowers the freezing-point to below zero. It has been claimed that, in the Yuan Dynasty, Kublai Khan enjoyed ice cream and kept it a royal secret until Marco Polo visited China and took the technique of making ice cream to Italy. Continue reading Ice Cream around the World-China