Popular home-made Chinese dishes during 2020 epidemic: Double skin milk

In China, a country with time-honored culinary traditions, people in self-quarantine, ranging from internet celebrities to medical workers, have also been doing their magic in their home kitchens.

This trend has given rise to the online popularity of some dishes.

Double skin milk, or Shuang Pi Nai in Chinese, is a widely known dessert that originated in south China’s Guangdong Province. Its history could be traced back to the Qing Dynasty from 1636 to 1912. The skills used in making double skin milk are part of Guangdong’s intangible cultural heritage.

Similar to other popular foods, double skin milk is quite easy to cook. Some internet celebrities shared videos of them making double skin milk at home, including “Girl Alice,” a food blogger who has 8.7 million followers on Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter.

Food is an embodiment of emotion for the Chinese people, and it truly emerged as source of optimism in a year marred with uncertainties.

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