On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 9:29 AM, oriquilt <oriquilt@...
> It's on my blog. oriquilt.blogspot.com
> Mantou are period to at least the Song Dynasty. Since it's mentioned in the
> Romance of the Three Kingdoms, which was during written during the Southern
> Song. Supposedly Zhuge Liang ordered them made, so possibly Three Kingdoms?
> Bao zi are also mentioned by the same author in Outlaws of the Marsh. Shui
> Hu Zhuang. Although, it was at a "hei dian" black store. The proprietors fed
> their customers drugged aromatic meat buns, then they butchered the
> customers and turned them into the next round of aromatic meat buns. Talk
> about mystery meat. Anyway, the way that baozi are mentioned indicate that
> they were a common food item that people should be familiar with, kind of
> like hamburger today.
> Aren't you in Brooklyn?
Close--it starts with a "B": Bangkok (actually, currently wandering around
Gyeongju, Korea, but generally living in Bangkok).
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