Intangible cultural heritages shine with Belt and Road Initiative

By Li Hongrui | | 2017-04-06 08:54

Intangible cultural heritages shine with Belt and Road Initiative

Nanxiang steamed buns. [Photo/VCG]

Shanghai: Nanxiang steamed bun

Intangible cultural heritages do not only include crafts, music and legends, but also delicious foods that exist in everyday lives. And the Nanxiang steamed bun, or Nanxiang xiao long bao, is one such delicacy, which has a history of 146 years.

As a traditional snack in Nanxiang town in Shanghai municipality, the bun was created by Huang Mingxian in 1871. With thin wrapping, sufficient filling and fresh flavor, the bun is famous for its juicy and soft taste.

It was included on the fourth list of the National Intangible Cultural Heritages in China.

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