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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ChOyLiFuTsOcCeR wrote:
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Does anyone like that greasy bread that goes with jook? Man, I'm pining for some now... Mmm...

"Oil fried ghosts". Lol


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The Cantonese name yuhjagwi literally means "oil-fried ghost" and, according to folklore, is an act of protest against Song Dynasty official Qin Hui, who is said to have orchestrated the plot to frame the general Yue Fei, an icon of patriotism in Chinese culture. It is said that the food, originally in the shape of two human-shaped pieces of dough but later evolved into two pieces joined in the middle, represents Qin Hui and his wife, both having a hand in collaborating with the enemy to bring about the great general's demise. Thus the youtiao is deep fried and eaten as if done to the traitorous couple. In keeping with the legend, youtiao are often made as two foot-long rolls of dough joined along the middle, with one roll representing the husband and the other the wife.[5]


A pair of devils that are fried in oil....makes sense. The Australians call them "Chopstick Cakes". Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am from Australia and I have never heard of it as Chopstick Cakes, haha. Oil fried ghosts FTW
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