Thinking of her daughter, Chinese woman turns flower buns into big business
2018-05-02 09:54:00

Today is International Worker’s Day. In China, many humble and diligent workers are creating happiness with their own hands, including a woman who has transformed the seemingly simple flower bun into a business for herself and her daughter.

A local specialty in east China's Shandong Province, flower buns are made from flour. Local craftsmen use special tools to mold these ordinary buns into artistic treats.

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Lin Hong has fond childhood memories of making flower buns. "My mother was well-known for her ingenuity. She would often help neighbors to cook when they have visitors at home and she did so free. In return, neighbors would give us steamed buns of all flavors as a gratitude," she says. "The buns were made from flour and eggs, not like the buns we usually ate. It was the best thing a family could offer at that time.”

Source: CGTN Editor: Hiram