Longyan Featured Food:
Ningha Dried (field) Mouse
Ningha dried mouse is in fact made of the field mouse which is caught in field and then processed. The dried field mouse not only tastes good but also contains rich protein. It has some medical value, for instance, it can improve one's kidney and treat the bed-wetting habit of children with notable curative effect.
Yongteng Cane Ware
Yongfu County in Zhangping Town is a main origin of cane wares. Each family here is good at making cane wares, for which the county is called "Cane County". Bamboos and firs are used to make frames while Longxu cane, which is teemed with in Yongfu County is used to weave various forms of cane wares. For instance, there are about ten series of wares including cane chairs, cane desks, cane tea wares, cane cushions and so on. Each ware has a strong flavor, elegant style, lasting color and smooth touch, winning much and wide favor.
Shortcake has been a famous snack since Ming dynasty. It is reputed as “Fragrance to Three Miles” or “Megranate with Three Specials” because it has a shape of megranate, a thin cover, rich stuffing and strong fragrance. Since the cover of the snack is made from flour and needed to be baked in a short time, it is then called by later generations the Shortcake.
Yongding Dried Vegetable
Yongding dried vegetable has a long history of over 4000 years. It is not only famous in and outside the province but is really popular among overseas Chinese in Nanyang. The master of Tiger Balm, Hu Wenhu, often asks his fellows to bring him the Yongding dried vegetable at his hometown.
Wuping Dried Pig Gallbladder
Wuping dried pig gallbladder has a purple-brown color. It tastes sweet and fragrant as a famous cold dish for banquet. Wuping dried pig gallbladder contains many kinds of saccharide and vitamin, which is cool, antidotal and good for stomach. It should first be steamed and then covered with a layer of sesame oil; spread some slices of garlic when it became cool and then cut it into thin slices. After that you will smell the strong fragrance surrounding you.
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