Boat Dessert

Suzhou  Boat  Dessert  is  a  part  of  the  sumptuous  Wu  banquets  that  used  to  be  served  on  traveling  boats  in  Suzhou  during  the  Ming  and  Qing  dynasties.

Boat Dessert

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[Seafood served on the boat]
ozhou was known as the "Oriental Venice" due to the rivers and the water canals in the city. Since the boats were the chief means of transportation within Sozhou, boats of all descriptions such as large flat-bottomed junk, lightship, fast boat, touring boat, variety-show boat, etc. used to be plying through the Sozhou city waters. Many of these boats were equipped with kitchens.