In Yangzhou "jiao" refers to wantons, not dumplings, and wontons with noodles are a popular and affordable dish.
The dish was invented by a famous chef when Emperor Yang of the Sui Dynasty (AD581-618) visited Yangzhou.
This dish is typical of Huaiyang cuisine and uses dried tofu strips, shredded chicken and bamboo shoots stewed together in chicken broth.
This rice dish dates back to the Sui Dynasty (581-618) and over the years after generations of chefs, has become one of the most famous Huaiyang dishes.
Yangzhou has a long and extensive history with food. It is famous for its Huaiyang cuisine, one of the four major cuisines in China, usually characterized by fresh ingredients and light flavors.
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