100 Ways To Drool | Manchu–Han Imperial Feast: Enjoy hundreds of dishes at a time
Manchu–Han Imperial Feast, or Comprehensive Manchu–Han Banquet, refers to a style of cooking and a type of grand banquet that combined elements of Manchu and Han's Chinese cuisine developed in the Qing dynasty of China. It is said that there were "Thirty-Two Delicacies," referring to exotic ingredients used for the banquet. The "Eight Mountain Delicacies" includes such dishes as camel's hump, bear's paws, monkey's brains, ape's lips, leopard fetuses, rhinoceros tails, and deer tendons. The "Eight Land Delicacies" includes several precious fowls and mushrooms, and the "Eight Sea Delicacies" includes dried sea cucumbers, shark's fin, bird's nest soup and others. Want to know how the banquet has evolved till this day? Watch the video now to find out.