Shaokezi (a roasted cake), Jiayuguan
Shaokezi is a featured traditional food of the Yugu people (Yugu is an ethnic group in this region). It tastes crisp and delicious. The way of making it is as follows: first make dough from flour, press it into a thin and round piece, and then bury it in the hot ashes produced out of the burning dried sheep waste in the stove; when the color changes to yellow, the cake is done. This kind of roasted cake is served in special occasions, such as marriage and some other celebrations. The skillful cooks can make Shaokezi of different shapes, like a flower, a peach, an apple and etc.