Chaozhou Featured Food:
Chaozhou Meat Jelly
fat-streaked pork, pig’s foreleg, pigskin, fish dew, alum, coriander and so on. This dish, glittering and translucent just like crystals, tastes delicious and creamy, though fat not greasy.
made of raw taro, pumpkin, granulated sugar, lard and raw onion, it is a dessert in feast. The pumpkin looks golden yellow, creamy and sweet and the taro is very sweet and tasty.
Polished glutinous rice is firstly soaked in cold water, steamed and dry by airing, then put in stone mortar to pestle it into thick liquid which will be repeatedly knead into a ball on board, finally, the ball will be rubbed into small ones, which has a nice chew taste, fragrant and sweet, and will make you feel full temporarily when you are very hungry.
to make it, you need to get the caoke grass, which is a local specialty along Mei County. There are also people calling the grass “Immortal Grass”, while in some places, it is called cold noodles, soft and slippery. Some people buy it from stalls, put it into plastic bags and bring back home to enjoy it with their family. You should mix some sugar powder or drip one or two drops of banana oil to flavor it.
Chaozhou Spring Pancakes
To prepare it, you should first put a little salt and vegetable oil into wheat flour, then mix and stir the mixture thin. When the pan has been burnt hot, dip some flour congee with gauze and plaster it on the pan then a piece of spring pancake is made. (The filling is cooked in advance). The pancake is so tasty and crisp that you will not forget it.
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