Ministers go out at three o'clock in the middle of the night to go to the court. How to eat breakfast? Next, Xiaobian will bring the historical truth. Let's have a look!
According to the historical records, the ministers of the Ming Dynasty had to get up at midnight in the early morning. At three o'clock in the morning, all the ministers had to arrive at the gate of the noon gate on time to wait. When the gate of the palace opened around five o'clock in the morning, these civil and military officials would enter one after another. Then these ministers arrived outside the palace at three o'clock in the morning. How would they eat breakfast?
In the Ming Dynasty, there were palace lanterns. In the Qing Dynasty, the palace was dark. I didn't know that I fell into the water and drowned. Day by day so, if meets like that is more laborious, is simply lethal. And the early Dynasty was also a form, most of the small officials had to be outside the palace even the emperor could not see. But I can't help it. I have to work hard every day. However, I didn't pay attention to it at ordinary times. We know that the emperor usually had breakfast with his concubines in the early Dynasty. What about the ministers' breakfast. I went out in the middle of the night, and nobody cooked in the middle of the night.
In fact, the imperial court provided breakfast in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, but it had to be the official of Hongwu twenty-eight years ago or the military aircraft Department of the Qing Dynasty. Zhu Yuanzhang also provided breakfast for the ministers at that time. At that time, the capital was in Nanjing. After the next Dynasty, he ate in turn, and then knelt down to thank him for leaving the palace. But in the twenty-eight years of Hongwu, the palace felt unable to afford the expense, and Zhu Yuanzhang was void. In the Qing Dynasty, breakfast was provided. They belonged to the senior ministers. They served three meals a day, even though they ate the same, but they were not much better than other ministers.
So many other ministers are not provided by the imperial court. Where are they going to eat? Are they going home? In fact, they are also in the palace. There are breakfast stands in the Forbidden City. Therefore, the cultural and creative hall outside the longzong gate, then the East long room, once opened two restaurants there. They are called four in righteousness and six in righteousness. This is our own initiative, and there is no explicit prohibition. They hired a cook to open a restaurant there. Most of the customers were eunuchs and ministers. And the taste is good. There are often eunuchs coming, and sometimes concubines will send people to buy some.
Having eaten the minister and wrote poems, they revealed that the food they sold were all traditional Beijing snacks, which were very popular with the guests. The restaurant in longzong gate is very close, so it's quite small. Compared with the breakfast hall outside Donghua gate, it's smaller and has more rich and friendly food. Qi Rushan once went to the court with his father. He said that most of the officials at the middle and lower levels ate in Donghua gate, while the officials at the hall were in the palace. He and his father ate in Donghua gate, that is, wonton, old tofu and so on, just like the people.
Although these breakfast stalls are not in full swing, the emperor and I acquiesced. However, there was a mobile stall vendor in the Forbidden City. One sold steamed bread and sold it for three years. His name is Wang kuer. He's from the countryside. He comes to Beijing to sell steamed bread with his parents. One day, I found a waist token. It's the palace guard. He was curious and went to have a look. As a result, he put the waist token in.
He came and went back several times and sold the steamed bread. He thought that he was hired by the eunuch and didn't stop him. Moreover, his steamed bread was delicious, and he bought many customers every day. Until three years, he was caught in the Forbidden City for three years, and even emperor Xianfeng was speechless. Fortunately, the Empress Dowager at that time pleaded for him and saved her life.
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