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What Is This Green Peel?

Do you know what are the green things that are hung?  They are fresh tangerine peel hung outdoors to dry, eventually turning brown in color. Like many good wines, the dried tangerine peel’s flavor intensifies as it ages.  The better it becomes, the more expensive it is as well. Dried tangerine peel is often used as seasoning or Chinese medicine. What is your favorite dish that contains dried tangerine peel?

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Moon Cakes & Mid-Autumn Festival

An ancient harvest festival celebrated by the Chinese on the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar, the Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most popular Chinese festivals. On this day, the moon is the fullest and roundest of the year. In our culture, the full moon symbolizes “tuan yuan” or reunion. As with many Chinese festivals, we gather together with our family on mid-Autumn festival and celebrate with delicious food such as moon cakes, sweet glutinous rice dumplings (tong yuan), star fruits, persimmon and pomelos. If you joined our Central & Sheung Wan Foodie Tour last week, you would have had the chance to try the most popular kind of Mid-Autumn Festival food — moon cake. ...

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Tuen Ng Festival/ Dragon Boat Festival

Tuen Ng Festival (also known as Dragon Boat Festival) is on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar. The Festival is to commemorate a well-known Chinese poet named Qu Yuan who lived over 2000 years ago. Disenchanted by the corruption during his era, Qu Yuan committed suicide by drowning himself in the Mi Luo River as a sign of protest against corruptive rulers.  Since Qu Yuan was a good swimmer, he even tied heavy weights to himself to make sure he wouldn’t float.  After the incident, in an attempt to preserve Qu Yuan’s body from being fish’s bait, inearby residents beat drums on boats with dragon heads to try to scare the fish away.  They ...

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Are you ready to join a Foodie Tour?

Hong Kong Food Tours Limited proudly presents our first food tour — the Central & Sheung Wan Foodie Tour. We are launching at the end of March 2012 and tickets will be on sale in mid-March. We look forward to seeing you on our tours. Thank you for your support!

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