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Documentary introduces mouthwatering, good looking Chinese sweet treats

(People's Daily Online)    16:17, February 27, 2018

Traditional Chinese sweet treats swept the screen with delicatessens and exquisite flavors in the recent popular documentary sequel A Bite of China III.

In China, pastries are usually related to some customs, folk tales or historical stories. For example, the Guifei pastry takes the shape of a round bright moon. It’s named after Yang Guifei, an imperial consort from the Tang Dynasty, as the seven red points on the crust strongly resemble the red marks printed between the beauty’s eyebrows.

Craftsmanship is also fully embodied in pastries as they take the shape of melon seeds and lotuses, especially the flour-made persimmons, jujubes, oranges and pears, which not only resemble real fruits but also taste quite like what they look like.

Chinese pastries come in all shapes, colors, sizes, tastes and meanings, ranging from the court style to the Cantonese style.

The sixth episode of the third season brought delights to audiences through its introduction of these indigenous sweet treats and the culture behind them. They are examples of “edible folklore” representative of the rich customs and traditions in China. 

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