xiao wo tou

Composed by dml, 16 Apr 2011, 11:15 pm

chestnut

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osmanthus

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date

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dml, 16 Apr 2011, 11:17 pm

'...the Empress Dowager always ordered xia wo tou, crude little broom cakes made with chestnut flour, osmanthus, and dates. they reminded her of when the imperial family had fled to the northwest during the Boxer Rebellion.' - Nicole Mones, The Last Chinese Chef