Shanghe Horseshoe-shaped Shaobing. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
Horseshoe-shaped shaobing is a traditional baked sesame flatbread from Shanghe county of Jinan. Its delicacy, easy storage and portability make it a nice gift when people visit relatives and friends.
It is said that this shaobing enjoyed a high reputation during the reign of Qing Emperor Qianlong (1736-95), for whom it was a personal favorite.