I'm currently running a play by post fantasy RPG game on a different forum, hoping to add some improvisation skills to my writing while having fun with my online friends. I've run into a problem I might need some help with, though. Basically, my players are in a culture remiscent of medieval Japan or China, and have ended up at a feast at the royal palace in honor of the birthday of a local princess, which includes a large banquet of classy food. The thing is: I really suck a food. It's just one of those things I simply don't know anything about. So now I'm in a situation where I need to describe a very extravagant feast, only I don't have a clue what these people are supposed to eat. So, yeah, I need some help with the research here. I was planning to use the historical Manchu Han Imperial Feast as a basis, except I can't seem to find any detailed description of the actual dishes save a handful of the stranger ones. (Monkey brains and so on.) I also considered just making something up, but again, I don't really comprehend the concept of food. Anyway, at this point I'm a bit desperate, so any advice is welcome.