Black pepper was once fought over by kings; China imported so much of it that it became a common ingredient to them. Black pepper chicken, in a way, embodies the best of both worlds- a humble dish today that tastes like it's fit for royalty.
Fresh vegetable dumplings tossed in sweet and savoury soy-ginger sauce. A specialty monk Zhu taught just one more person who finally took it to the emperor's court. But more on that later. For now did you try this signature dish of ours?
Food symbolism is an intrinsic part of Chinese culture. This ancient symbol stands for prosperity, fortune and wealth. Specific food linked to this symbol is offered to ancestors or emperors as prayers to bring in good fortune. #talesfromthewok#foodsymbolism#foodculture