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In-N-Out: HAN DYNASTY STYLE

In-N-Out: HAN DYNASTY STYLE

When i say "history" what words come to mind? Apart from “boring” and “long long time ago”, one word that would probably come up is “culture”! We normally associate it people living during a specific time period. It usually includes ideas such as societal norms, rites and rituals, and social behaviour of the particular people/society. However, one category that we often overlook is food and drinks!

In this post, we will not only show the different types of food and drinks eaten by the Han Dynasty Chinese, but also how the internal/external (In-N-Out) influences affect their food consumption!

Good Morning, Brew-Tea-Ful!

Good Morning, Brew-Tea-Ful!

A step into a Chinese restaurant and we are grandly whisked to round dining tables with a serving turntable that sits atop. “What kind of tea would you like to order?” asks the pretty waitress within five minutes of being seated in the restaurants. “We have jasmine tea, chrysanthemum tea, china tea, Pu-er’ tea”, rattles the waitress.  This situation is surely a common encounter by most of us when we patronise a Chinese restaurant. What happens after this would be a cup of piping hot and freshly brewed Chinese tea, served to the dining table. Tea leaves swirl gracefully in the cup of hot water boiled with precision. Other than just being a comforting and warm companion when we dine in a Chinese restaurant, this seemingly simple cup of tea possesses many centuries of traditions and numerous functions.