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.
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.
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.
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.
Liancheng White Duck
Early in Daoguang period, Qing dynasty Liancheng white duck was listed as an article for tribute. It is not only a delicious dish, but also of medical value. For instance, it is good at detoxification, getting rid of phlegm, improving kidney, soothing the nerves and stimulating the appetite. Therefore it is reputed as the only kind of duck for medical use nationally and has been listed as a nationally protected pest and bird resources.
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