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Light refreshments and pastry of great variety and meticulously made have a long history in China. The origin of Chinese pastry can be traced backe to the Neolithic Age when the stone grinder was invented to make the grinding of grain possible.
Drinking Gongfu Tea
It is a Chinese custom to treat guests with tea. However, people in east Guangdong and south Fujian have a special way of preparing tea, called gongfu tea.
Red Mansion Banquet
In Beijing, there is a famous resort called Grand View Garden. In the mid-1980s, it was a set CCTV established to shoot a TV program called "A Dream of Red Mansions." Later, it was opened to the public and has since then become a popular tourist attraction.
The Ming Imperial Food
Of China's 5000-year civilization, Chinese cuisine can be regarded as one of the richest heritages handed down from the ancestors. The real fine food should be a perfect combination of food, culture, etiquette, science, nutrition, health, art and aesthetics. In my opinion, the none-such naturally goes to the imperial food of Ming and Qing Dynasties.
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