The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving and Chinese almond cookie fun facts. Because of this, as we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know.
We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”
For today’s Did You Know we will look at Chinese Almond Cookie fun food facts.
Chinese Almond Cookie Fun Facts: Almond biscuit (also called almond cake, almond cookie or Ghorayebah) is a type of Chinese pastry. The biscuit is one of the most standard pastries in Canton, and can also be found in some Chinatown bakery shops overseas. Most that are sold overseas are imported from Macau.
- Chinese almond cookies are round, flat and adorned with an almond sliver.
- April 9th is National Chinese Almond Cookie Day.
- According to traditional Chinese medicine, almonds are thought to be anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic.
- Typical to southern and southeastern China, these almond cookies are usually enjoyed around Chinese New Year, and are given as gifts to family and friends.
- In some Chinese restaurants, they are served to cleanse the palate after several courses, rather than being regarded as a dessert.
- Yuan-Shan Chi declared these cookies “as Chinese as blueberry pie.”
Chinese Almond Cookie Fun Facts We Missed
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Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about Chinese Almond Cookies
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