Longyan Featured 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.
Crock Brewed Wine
The Longyan crock-brewed wine is originated from Xinluo County with a long history. It has won the national golden prize for several times and been listed as one of the eighteen national wines with brand names. It has a color of amber and a fantastic mellow taste. The wine can help promote blood flow, make one healthier and prolong life, for which it is widely popular in banquets and greatly favored by villagers abroad.
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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