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Chinese breakfasts are almost beyond the imagination

Discover 'old dad's tea,' roasted lamb 'baozi' and clay pot seafood noodles

Breakfast is served! On China's Hainan Island, starting the day with a steamed bun and a cup of laobacha, or "old man's tea," is a ritual for many locals. (Screen grab from YouTube) 

NINGBO -- From roasted lamb "baozi" in the west, to clay pot seafood noodles in the east, the diversity of Chinese breakfasts is beyond the imagination of many. What better way, then, for those curious enough to learn more about China and its food culture than to join local people for breakfast at their favorite stall.

The Sichuanese start their morning hot, with spicy wontons in chili oil. The mix of minced pork, peppers and soup makes it very addictive. Once one scoops a wonton into his mouth, he will never put down the spoon. Surrounded by mountains, Sichuan is a basin which gathers rain and mist. While locals enjoy their moisturized skin, they also eat spicy food to get rid of the humidity and stay warm.

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