Fuling jiabing

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Cakes of Fuling jiabing with packaging

Fuling jiabing (simplified Chinese: 茯苓夹饼; traditional Chinese: 茯苓夾餅; pinyin: Fúlíng jiābǐng), also known Fu Ling Bing or Tuckahoe Pie,[1] is a traditional snack food of Beijing and is an integral part of the city's culture. It is a pancake-like snack made from flour, sugar, and fuling (Poria), rolled around nuts, honey, and other ingredients. The flour can be mixed with fuling (Poria), a kind of Chinese medicine from Yunnan province that is used to rid the spleen of dampness. It is a mushroom. Different ingredients are rolled into the pancakes making a variety of Fuling jiabing. The pancakes can be carved into beautiful patterns, too.

It used to be a light snack served to the royal family or governmental officials in the Qing Dynasty. Now it has become a must-have snack of Beijing. Daoxiangchun (稻香村) is the best known for its Fuling jiabing.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fu Ling Bing (Tuckahoe Pie)". Retrieved 2009-01-08.