Eating at a Chinese state banquet

(chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2014-05-21

Here are some famous dishes from past banquets.

Eating at a Chinese state banquet

Lion's head [Photo/IC]

Lion's head

This was one of Premier Zhou En Lai's favorite state banquet dishes (Premier Zhou Enlai was the first Premier of China). Lion's head is a dish from the Huaiyang cuisine of eastern China. It is made of large pork meatballs stewed with vegetables. There are two varieties: a plain one and a cooked version with soy sauce.

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