Tomorrow is the day we celebrate the founding of the People's Republic of China. The nationhood of our country was established on the 1st of October 58 years ago with the proclamation made by Mao Zedong at Tiananmen Square. As far as I know, two hours after the ceremonial military parade and the five-star national flag be raised, the legendary "First Banquet of State Inauguration" 開國第一宴 was held at the hall of then state-owned Beijing Hotel. The scrumptious cuisine from the Huiyang regions proved to be an unforgettable indulgence for all guests of the banquet.
You'd easily understand why Huiyang cuisine was chosen over all other styles China has to offer by just skimming through the Banquet Honglou Meng pictorial showing below. I don't know, it just gives me the impression that these cooks from Huiyang can spruce up even the simplest or the direst peasant food into an object d'art with their exquisite craftsmanship.