Raft Meatball, Haibei
Raft Meatballs are made by mutton and pork. People could cook the meatball or steam them as you like. As the shape of the meatball looks like the sheepskin raft, which is used to carry goods through water by local people, the meatball got the name after it. The meatball is fat, but not greasy and it tastes tender and savory. Everyone in Qinghai Province loves Raft Meatball. The people of Hui Nationality and Salar Ethnic Minority make mutton meatballs themselves during many local festivals. The people of Han and Tu Nationalities made the meatballs on the end of a year. And they serve the meatballs to their guests as a cate of the Spring Festival.