The food of Shanghai and neighboring Jiangsu Province tends to be sweet. Dishes include sweet and sour fish, sweet soup dumplings, and red-braised duck made with rock sugar. How did sugar become such a big part of this region’s food?

This is the eighth episode of our 13-part series on Chinese food called Eat China. In the next episode, we’ll go on a food tour of Shanghai and hit up three restaurants you have to try.

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Host/Producer: Clarissa Wei
Animatior: Ray Ngan
Videographer: Nathaniel Brown and Nicholas Ko
Editor: Nicholas Ko
Mastering: Victor Peña

Music: Audio Network


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