Entertain Guests with Stewed Soup

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Entertain Guests with Stewed Soup


It is a general practice in many places to sell meat together with bones. But many buyers like the meat rather than the bones. They always buy from the sellers they are much acquainted with so that the bones can be added as little as possible. While in Wuhan, this is not the case. People like to buy bones, especially pork chops that can always attract flocks of people. In case of limited supply, people either get up quite early to queue up, or ask the sellers with whom they have a good relationship for a favor. Because people are very particular about entertaining guests with stewed soup with pork chops, the host is considered impolite and lack of hospitality and generosity if no soup is served in front of the guest. And the guest himself also feels he doesn』t enjoy a cordial reception. The most customary practice is not to serve the soup as a dish on the dinner table, but to serve it before meal for the guest to enjoy the soup. At last, the hospitable host will urge him to enjoy another bowl of soup after the guest has had a wonderful meal.

  

Favored by Wuhan people to treat guests, stewed soup is used additionally to improve health and living of ordinary people, especially of patients and lying-in women.