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China’s Qing emperor and imperial family members enjoyed a lavish lifestyle at Beijing’s Forbidden City, with only the finest ingredients used for preparing two huge meals featuring about 20 dishes each day – the first served at 6am and the second at about noon.
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Laramie Mok

Laramie Mok

Laramie is a bilingual editor and journalist on the South China Morning Post’s Specialist Publications desk. She is particularly interested in arts and culture, and Hong Kong history. Her writing covers a range of topics, including fashion and beauty, lifestyle, design and social journalism. Before joining the SCMP, she was a reporter at various local magazines and newspapers. Writing inspiring features with an interesting angle is where her enthusiasm lies.