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COUPLE means Qin Hui and his wife sticked together
03 May 2010 || 10:49
Early morning, I ate this thing again. People called it Yao Char Kway ( less than RM1 for each), in English as Chinese doughout, Chinese cruller or maybe the-funny-name, oil dried-devil! It is normally eaten as an accompaniment for congee. If dip it in soy milk of Kopi O, which can be sweet or salty then. Slurp baby! :D
Here's the story:
The Cantonese name yàuhjagwái literally means "oil-fried ghost" and, according to folklore, is an act of protest against Song Dynasty official Qin Hui, who is said to have orchestrated the plot to frame the general Yue Fei, an icon of patriotism in Chinese culture. It is said that the food, originally in the shape of two human-shaped pieces of dough but later evolved into two pieces joined in the middle, represents Qin Hui and his wife, both having a hand in collaborating with the enemy to bring about the great general's demise. Thus the youtiao is deep fried and eaten as if done to the traitorous couple. In keeping with the legend, youtiao are often made as two foot-long rolls of dough joined along the middle, with one roll representing the husband and the other the wife.