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Dumpling Dinner

Dumpling Dinner

Dumpling DinnerXian, an ancient city that has been the nation's capital during no less than eleven dynasties
spanning more than a thousand years is regarded as the home if not the birthplace of the great
dumpling tradition. It was here that the art of creating the most tasty and delicate of dumplings was
refined and no visit to the city is complete unless you partake of a Dumpling Dinner.

A well-loved story tells how long ago during the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220 AD) a doctor named
Zhang Zhongjing travelled back to his hometown in the county of Nanyang. He found the people
were suffering from an outbreak of typhoid and dying from hunger and cold. In fact the weather was
so cold that many had frostbitten ears to add to their troubles. The kindly doctor set about
concocting a mixture of mutton, cayenne and a special medicine that he wrapped in a piece of ear-
shaped dough. The dumplings he created were fed to the starving people and by New Year's Eve,
not only were they saved from the typhoid epidemic but also their frost bitten ears were healed. The
doctor's fame became legendary and thus the dumpling became a favourite addition to the Chinese diet.

People change the tradition of using pork, beef, mutton and vegetable as its filling, chicken, duck, fish, pork, meat, egg, delicacies from land and
sea and fresh vegetable, etc, in one word, include steaming, frying, toasting, etc.

They add many tastes such as sour, sweet, peppery, hemp, etc. Concerning the style, they make out various pretty and lovely styles such as flower,
bird, grass, fish, ect. Besides the traditional style of a new moon like.

Dumpling DinnerPeople who taste Xi'an Dumpling Banquet have had a deep happy memory. This is not only
because its beautiful styles and delicious taste, but also because it includes plentiful cultural

It is said that to visit Xian without seeing the fantastic Terracotta Army as well as having a
Dumpling Dinner means that you have not really been to Xian at all!


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