Longyan Featured Food:
Mingxi Dried Meat
Mingxi dried meat is made of muscle beef, which is preserved in sauce made from flour and then added with seasonings like clove, fennel, cassia and sugar. The preserved muscle should be taken out a week later from the sauce, put up in ventilation for airing and then baked. The finished product is perfect in color, smell and taste. It is sweet and fragrant, and easy to chaw.
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.
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.
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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