originated in the kitchen of the imperial palace for the exclusive enjoyment
of the emperor and empress in bygone days. Impeccable selection of
ingredients, due attention paid to seasonal changes, meticulous ways of
cooking, and skillful use of the kitchen knife, are what make this school of
cooling so unique. No effort is spared to preserve the natural hue, aroma,
taste and shape of the materials. The serving of imperial dishes follows
highly stylized procedures.