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Imperial Dumpling Banquet

Imperial Dumpling Banquet in Xi'an is a dinner banquet serving twenty varieties of dumplings in terms of shape, fillings, culture meanings and even clover because some dough are mixed with vegetable or fruit juice. The dumplings are not only yummy but also look fantastic. Dumplings are an important food in northern China and important during festivals and holidays and almost every family member knows how to make them. Traditionally, family members make the dumplings together before the New Year and hide a coin in one. Whoever finds the coin will have good fortune for the New Year. Dumplings symbolize wealth, due to the shape, which reflects ancient Chinese gold or silver ingots. Chinese dumplings can be made using almost any filling and can be steamed, fried or boiled and make a very filling meal.
The last dish on the Imperial Dumpling Banquet is 'chrysanthemum chafing dish', waiter or waitress will boil the pearl dumpling and put them in front of the guest, then, distribute to every people. Guests will get blessing related with number when they taste the pearl dumpling (more or less). If anyone fails to have one to eat, don't be disappointed. You will get the blessing that 'worry about nothing and have good health and longevity'. In fact, every sentence can express a good meaning in order to let every people glad and happy during the festivals and push the pleasant atmosphere to a climax.

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