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Culinary indulgence in Xi'an

By Fan Zhen ( chinadaily.com.cn ) Updated: 2014-10-08 10:05:43

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Culinary indulgence in Xi'an

Choujiu [Photo by Fan Zhen/chinadaily.com.cn]

Choujiu

Choujiu, a popular drink in Xi’an, is a type of Chinese fermented alcoholic beverage brewed from glutinous rice. It is very thick and has a milky white color, which is sometimes compared to jade.

It is an ancient variety of Chinese alcoholic beverage and can be traced back to the Tang Dynasty, where it was praised by the poet Li Bai. In ancient times, choujiu was referred to as láolǐor yùjiāng.

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