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This chestnut frying expert wandered about destitute in Beijing after Kaifeng was breached by Jin people, expressing his nostalgia with several packages roasted chestnuts. Perhaps Beijing sugar roasted chestnuts perhaps got handed down because of this, same with Hangzhou's Song sister-in-law fish soup, all were Northern Song Dynasty's old custom.
The standard sugar roasted chestnuts require shell to be supple and crisp. The outer shell, internal membrane, and nut should be separated effortlessly when you open it. The pleasure of eating roasted chestnuts would simply vanish if it has to go through hassle ripping outer shell, and then more effort to tear off internal membrane. The nuts should not be crisp, soft, or worst of all, tough (gen). It supposed to feel moisture in driness, sandy, floury, and smell should be strong and sweet.
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