The Chinese cookie was invented in 1915 by Makoto Hagiwara. This small biscuit contains a message originating in Chinese philosophy, often from the sayings of Confucius. Come and break open your Chinese fortune cookie each day to discover its secret message and see what the stars have forecast for you.
In English-speaking countries, one receives a fortune cookie at the end of one's meal in Chinese restaurants. But where does this tradition come from?
The origin of these cookies is controversial, to the point of having induced a legal dispute between Los Angeles and San Francisco in 1983.
Finally, the story goes that during an insurrection against the Mongols in the 13th century, Chinese soldiers communicated through messages hidden in yuèbĭng, lotus seed cakes, Whatever the origin of this friendly tradition, enjoy the ancient Asian wisdom quickly by breaking your cookie to read the message.