Last updated by honey at 2013-11-4
It is said that foods in Luoyang overflow with colors of legends. Actually, as the capital of Shisan Chao, Luoyang gestates colourful Heluo food culture. For example, Soybean Milk Noodle, Hutu Noodle, Water Dinner, Steamed Meat and other traditional snacks are famous all over the world. What's more, even every snack has a beautiful legend. Take Braised Noodle as an example, it was initially called Lumian (Road Noodle). According to the legend, 1900years ago, there were thousands of people came to White Horse Temple for worshipping. For the popularity of worshipping, bite and sup in this area began to thrive. The Lumian (road noodle), with its softy and convenience, was the most popular snack at that time. For being sold on the roadsides, it got the name of Lumian, which was changed as Lumian (Braised Noodle).
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Xin An Dumpling
With a history of 70 years, it is well-known along the railway of Longhai. Its skin is the refined flavor, and the rear part meat of the hog. The skin is as thin as paper, and the flavor is fragrant but not greasy.
The delicacy already has 120 years’ history and the initiator is Zensheng Liu. And the third descendant is Hulan Liu, who is 70 years old now. The flavor of the soup is traditional, pure, fragrant, spicy yet not greasy, very unique.
Delicacy With Taste Of Bird Neck
It is a typical local dish. According to a tale , when Wu Zetian ,the only empress in Chinese history, lived in Luoyang,a big turnip of dozens of kilograms, was found in a vegetable plot in the east of the city.The vegetable grower regarded this as a magical thing and consecrated it to Empress Wu Zetian .The cooks who serve for the imperial family cut it into filaments, After steaming with starch on them, some delicious flavor juice was sprinkled on. After the empress ate the dish, she felt its flavor unusually delicious which much resembled the flavors of bird's nest. She praised the dish profusely and bestowed the name “the delicacy of bird's nests ". And then the cooking method became known among the low society. And with the passage of time, it is named" the delicacy of bird's nests of Luoyang ",and still named so even today.
The spicy soup is a hundred-year-old snack with special flavor. It’s carefully cooked and palatable, not expensive though and is favored by the mass. It first appeared in the old city and now you can find it everywhere in the city. The ingredients are the fine noodle, the fat pork peanuts, taro, yam, dried day lily flower, agarics, shallot and slices of garlic. Seasonings: sugar, Zanthoxylum bungeanum, fennel, dried ginger, cassia, refined salt, and soybean oil.
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