Last updated by lavender0108 at 2013-11-4
Haikou cuisine is similar to Guangdong cuisine to some extent, while it features using coconut milk as main seasoning. The four most famous dishes of Haikou: Wenchang Chicken, Jiaji Duck, Dongshan Lamb and Hele Crab will be a feast for you.
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Jiaji Duck is abundant in Jiaji Town of Qionghai City in Hainan Province. It is said this variety of duck was the improved type that introduced into Hainan Province from Malaysia 300 years ago. The duck was first cultivated in Jiaji Town, then spreaded throughout the province. The growing methods are quite special. At the beginning, they feed the just born ducklings with fresh water petite fishes and little shrimps, or earthworms. Then after about two months when the ducklings are about to grow some feather, they enclose them in small cages and narrow the range of their activities. And the ducks are fed with rice and some other kinds of feeding stuffs. Within a period of 20 days, the ducks can be grown to be fat meat ducks.
This kind of duck is featured by the fat meat, which tastes quite fantastic. There are various cooking methods of the duck, yet the most famous one would be the steamed sliced duck, which maintains the original tastes and flavor. Roast duck is flavorful, but it is
Rice In Bamboo In Li Style
Bamboo rice is the traditional food for the people of the Li Nationality, who live mainly in Hainan Province. They made the rice when they are about to travel to a distant place, or go hunting and treat the guests.
The making process of the bamboo rice is very easy. First, prepare the materials like bamboo tubes, Shanlan rice (a special kind of upland rice in Hainan, it is also known as "fragrant rice"), and some special ingredients. Second, wash the bamboo tubes and rice, then put the rice into the bamboo tubes, and add in the right amount of water. Third, take some banana leaves to seal the two ends of the bamboo tubes, then put the bamboo tubes with rice inside on the charcoal fire and wait till it is ready.
When the rice is ready, you can take it out and remove the leaves, then take a knife to cut the bamboo tube into two halves from one end to the other end. When you are going to enjoy the fragrant rice, it is much more interesting to go with some Li style
The lamb deserves any compliment. The soup and insides are mixed with rice to make congee. It’s recommended to be cooked together with a local favorite dish----Watermelon peelings.Delicate lamb, which only lives somewhere near the crater in Ma’an Mountain, is prepared in various flavors: boiled, dried, steamed and salted.It’s strongly recommended that you go to the crater to have the dish. Liwan Rotisserie would be the best place.
Delicate pure hairy crabs are prepared in various ways: steamed, boiled, sautéed, roasted and so on. All styles will satisfy your appetite. But ‘pure steamed’ is best known for making the dish more fresh and tender.
Giant African Snail
The snails are boiled with water. While eating, you first put the bottom of a snail into the keyhole and break it. Then suck the snail from the other side (a big hole) and you can have the crisp fresh meat tasting salty but sweet. It is good to the last bite!
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