And a novel like Ts'ao Hsieh-ch'in's Hung-Jou meng is dotted with references to special items of rare food (or perfect specimens of simple food) that brought unusual pleasure : goose foot preserves, for instance. or a soup with chicken skin ;junket and mince ; a particularly fragrant koumiss ; or cypress-smoked. Siamese suckling pig (H. C. Ts'ao 1973 ed., pp. 192, 195, 370, 376, 519).
By now Aunt Xue had finished laying tea, which included a number of delicious-looking things to eat, and invited the cousins to partake. While they were doing so, Bao-yu happened to mention the excellent goose-foot preserve made by his Cousin Zhen’s wife that he had eaten at the Ning mansion only two days previously. Aunt Xue at once hurried out and fetched some of her own for him to try.
这里薛姨妈已摆了几样细巧茶食，留他们喝茶，吃果子。 宝玉因夸前日在东府里珍大嫂子的好鹅掌鸭信。薛姨妈连忙把自己糟的取了来给他尝（《红楼梦》，人民文学出版社，2008年7月第3版） 。