Flour soup dumplings, Alashan
The dish is locally called “Leash pulling stone”. The dumpling stuff can be made of pork or mutton, add cabbage, turnip and other seasonings. The dumplings are made in traditional ways. Then beans with rich powder texture is chosen to made into power stuff that is elastic when putting into the pot. With slight transparence, it will boil for a long time without overdone. When cooking, first put stripes of powder stuff into pot with boiling water, and then put together the cooked dumplings and powder stripes in another pot into the soup pot. Before taking it out, season it with salt, raw garlic, vinegar, oiled hot flour, MSG, etc. It tastes sour and hot as well as delicious. It is effective in producing the hotness by expelling the coldness, which is very suitable for people living in cold areas. It has become one of the traditional flavors of Alashan area.