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9 February 2016

Yangrou Chuan, Kaorouji, Beijing (烤肉季 羊肉串 北京 中華人民共和国), PRC

Sheep is the animal in Eurasian continent. Through the history of Japan, there were few description about sheep as farm animal. Under the Buddhism and Shinto religion, meat eating was taboo in the Japanese society till Meiji era. The custom of breeding sheep were tried after Meiji period from the reason of military demand. The breeding sheep, pig and cattle might not have been adapted to the agriculture of Japan due to the steep mountains on the islands.
In East Asia, Mongolia and Uighur to Manchuria Northern-western part of China were major area of breeding sheep as ingredient and textile. The people of this area had moved around to find the pastureland. In Qing Dynasty (Origin is Manchuria), the custom of breeding sheep were come to the middle of a field in Chinese continent. The people in Asia prefer mutton meat to lamb meat like as the people of Middle East. For the people of North east area in China loved into this custom to eat mutton in winter. The smell and taste of mutton had remind them their each hometown and family.
The Spicy Beijing mutton Skewer (Yangrou Chuan 羊肉串) was the popular street food for Beijinger. Beside the street, the stand were roasting the skewer and selling ones. The smoke from the grill was filled on the street and the spicy smell roasted spice and herb sauce had come to pedestrian.
The Skewer was made of stainless steel. Less than ten pieces of roasted mutton meat were spitted with the steel skewer. The mutton smell and Uighur style herb were nicely matched on the skewer. Tourists who came from other province had also enjoy this skewers as Beijinger.


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