Longyan Featured Food:
Liancheng Rice Paper
Liancheng Rice Paper was first exported in the period of Emperor Jiaqing, Qing dynasty. With rich local bamboo resources and unique craftwork, Liancheng rice paper is thin, white and strong in water-drinking. It has become a very good material for edition binding, printing, copying, painting, and upholstering.
Narcissus Tea Cake
Zhangping narcissus tea cake, also called "Paper covered Tea", is a kind of famous tea in Fujian Province. It is represented by Shengjing narcissus tea cake, which has a square shape, a shining and black color, dark-brown juice, orchid fragrance and mellow taste. It is produced on high mountains without being polluted by any pesticide and is therefore a kind of green food.
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.
Qingxi Dried Bamboo Shoot
Qingxi dried bamboo Shoot is made of fresh bamboo shoot in spring and is called "Min Bamboo Shoot tip". It is golden yellow and translucent, famous for its crispness and sweetness. In Ming and Qing dynasties, Qingxi Dried Bamboo Shoot was listed as an article of tribute. Many famous dishes, like "Shredded Chicken and Cucumber", "Imperial Furnace-baked Meat", need to have the dried bamboo shoot as a seasoning.
Shanghang Dried Turnip
Shanghang County is the major producing area of turnips in Minxi (west Fujian Province). There are red and white turnips produced in places like Shuinan, Zhangtan and Tupu in the suburb of the county. The turnips are fresh, crispy and sweet; the processed dry turnips taste delicate and sweet with a golden color and fragrance. It can be fried, cooked or stir-fried; the dried turnip could also be first soaked and then added with some white sugar and vinegar as a cold dish in a banquet.
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