“Wotou” is a kind of food steamed with cornmeal. It originates from the folk, and it is a hard staple food for the poor people in the troubled times, especially the strong labor force. How did this kind of folk food evolve into a palace name? The rumors of the ruling are numerous, but they are all related to the Empress Dowager Cixi. "Li Lianying returned home to visit relatives and bring back to the sacrifice" said, "A minister is eager to pay off the dry food," said, "Lafayette refuge in Xi'an, hungry for the first time" and so on. However, according to historical records and the elderly, the true origin of the palace nest is derived from the Qing Emperor of the Qing Dynasty.
In the twenty-sixth year of Guangxu Emperor Guangxu (1900), the Eight-Power Allied Forces entered Beijing, and Cixi took the Emperor Guangxu to escape at night and evaded Xi'an. After several mediations, the "Xin Chou Treaty" signed with the foreigners to humiliate the country and humiliate the country was able to "sit back and forth" in the following year. After returning to Beijing, Lafayette recalled that he had been chased by the Eight-Power Allied Forces to hide from the East and the West, and that there was no such thing as a decent person, and he was deeply impressed by the ancestors of the Qing Dynasty. So he was born to the Qing Tombs in the Qing dynasty, the Qing dynasty to worship the ancestors, and to the ancestors to "please sin".
In the 28th year of Emperor Guangxu (1902), the 66-year-old Empress Dowager Cixi experienced long journeys and bumps, first worshipping the Qing Tombs; Guangxu 29th March 8th (April 5, 1903) Qingming In the festival, I went to the Qing Tomb of Yixian County. Accompanied by the Emperor Guangxu and his heirs, Qing Prince and Wenwu Baiguan, the escorts were Yuan Shikai and Sheng Xuanhuai. Cixi’s Xiling ancestor created a number of historical achievements. First, Zhan Tianyou used four months to consume 600,000 yuan. He successfully completed the first railway built by China - Gaobeidian to Lianggezhuang "Fuling Line"; second, Cixi became Chinese history. The first Queen Mother, who was on the train "Fuling ancestor"; the third was supervised by Yuan Shikai and Sheng Xuanhuai, and the first time the Western-style train car was transformed into an oriental "long car". The internal structure was extremely luxurious, just like the emperor's palace; Fourth, all the passengers and service personnel on the train are all courtized, all wearing boots, wearing caps, and wearing suits, dressed as eunuchs, and all the way can only stand or stand, not to sit down; fifth is to get off at Cixi When I walked to the mausoleum, the Fuling team opened up 100 Umbrellas, and for the first time in the presence of the ancestors, they interpreted themselves as the embodiment of the rescue and relief of Guanyin. Sixth, in order to show their own understanding of the people, Lafayette asked for a few in the royal lunch. The people eat. It is these people who eat and become the source of the "court court". According to the memories of the elderly around the palace, it is said that there were four kinds of people eating in the lunch, which were Xiaomi noodles, yellow glutinous rice noodles, yam noodles, and yam. After the tasting, the Empress Dowager Cixi had a special liking for the folklore of the shape of the pagoda, the golden color and the effect of clearing the intestines, and the name was “Golden Tower”. He also ordered the royal chef to bring the cooking method back to the palace: "I don't want to eat any day, I have to make it for me!" So, the folk wolf walked into the Imperial Palace from the mountain village.
At the time, Cixi was eating a large bowl of "a slap" in the palace, and the royal banquet was about "a bite of food". The chefs then improved the folks, not only the small and exquisite but also in the cornmeal. Incorporating soy bean noodles, chestnut noodles, lotus seed powder and cotton white sugar, the folk wolf head has truly become an upgraded version of the court. The nutrition is more comprehensive and the taste is more sweet, and it will eventually become a famous palace.
The small nest of the Xiling Palace is completely inherited from the court practice and is very particular about it. Select the fine cornmeal, soybean noodles, chestnut noodles and Baiyangdian lotus seed powder produced in the western mountainous area of the local area, mix evenly in a ratio of 3:2:1:1, add appropriate amount of soda ash and white sugar, use cold polenta or hot boiled water. Rub it into a smooth dough, then knead it into a slender strip, cut into small pieces with a knife, each agent group is kneaded into a small nest, the size of the wine cellar, the thickness is about 0.3cm, then the pot is placed on the pot, the fire Steam for 10 minutes, and put it on the tray to serve.
According to the concept of “medicine and food homology” in Chinese ancient medicine, the court is headed by cornmeal and soybean noodles, supplemented by other ingredients, which are pure natural green food. Contains a variety of trace elements beneficial to the human body, with high protein, low fat, coarse fiber, fine mouth and other characteristics. After eating, it has the effect of lowering blood fat, cholesterol and high blood pressure. Regular consumption can regulate the central nervous system and metabolism of human beings. Its nutritional value and health care function are incomparable to general pasta. The palace court is exquisite and exquisite, with golden color, soft and delicate, sweet and delicious. It is accompanied by the shrimp paste minced meat and shredded shallots, which are unique to the palace. They are filled in the eyes of the wolves and chewed. They are full of flavor and flavor.