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Plum flower cake

This snack is originated from the Ming Dynasty (1271-1368) and was once the most renowned in Qing Dynasty (1936-1912). Story goes that when Emperor Qianlong (1711-1799) traveled incognito in Southern Yangtze River areas, he came upon a kind of aromatic snack with appealing plum flower-like looks. So he had a taste of it and heaped praise on its sweet but not greasy taste in mouth, moderate crisp for chewing and lingering flavor that made this snack surpass even the imperial pastries. In light of its particular shaping, he granted the snack the name of Plum Flower Cake, which has been going around till today.

Best purchase location: Weishi Plum Flower Cake Shop, a tiny little place on Mataijie near Hunanlu


Editor: Feng Hui

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