Master chef creates elaborate 'flower buns'

By Guo Xiaohong
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A flower bun cake Tong Guohua made for her customers. [Photo provided to]

In the hands of Tong, the small dough is endowed with vitality and a sense of life and can be made into an exquisite pastry of unique shapes and patterns. Tong also started a customized service for unique designs and requirements.

Tong thinks that flower buns are a part of traditional Chinese culture, combining cuisine, religion, agricultural and family cultures and local customs. With the support of the Pinggu government, Tong set up her studio in August 2021 to teach other people how to make flower buns, which is applying to be recognized as an intangible cultural heritage in the district.

The flower buns made by Tong are popular among all kinds of activities in Pinggu, ranging from a peach festival and tourism promotions to comforting firefighters and senior citizens living alone.

"My dream is to pass down the skill to future generations so that flower buns will be able to not only become a household food but also gain a bigger and higher stage in the country's cultural life," Tong said. "That's where its vitality lies."

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