Food From Beijing Literature

Throughout China's history, there has been a love affair between the literati and food. So try the following plates from these famous books:

Qiexiang: a dish of "scented" aubergine strips, as depicted in the classic Dream of the Red Chamber, a novel about scholar-gentry life in the 1700s.

Huixiang dou: a bean boiled with star anise, made famous through Lu Xun's short story "Kong Yi Ji," which takes place in a traditional wine house.

Lu Yu zhucha: beef cooked in tea leaves, inspired by Lu Yu, the author of the Book of Tea.

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