Zhongshan Featured Food:
Paddy Field Worms In Ceramic Pot
Paddy field worms live in the sludge of paddy field. In Zhongshan, the area of paddy filed is quite wide so it is abound in this kind of worms. Paddy field worms always get out of the field in the season of Lixia to Xiaoman in the first half of the year, and from Hanlu to Shuangjiang in the second half of the year(according to the Lunar Calendar), at this time, people here like capturing them with net. There are many different methods of paddy field worms cooking, such as the braised paddy field worms in ceramic pot, fried paddy field worms, burnt paddy field worms jerky, paddy field worms jam, paddy field worms biscuits, paddy field worms soup with lotus root and beans and so on. The braised paddy field worms in ceramic pot is one of the most popular in these dishes above. Here is the cooking method of the braised paddy field worms in ceramic pot: wash the paddy field worms with water cleanly firstly, put them into the ceramic pot and cut with scissors until the liquid comes o
The squabs of Shiqi are famous for their big figures and rich flavor, and they are popular in Hong Kong and Macao. Gourmets are very fond of squabs cooked in restaurants and hotels of Shiqi District. Squabs braised in brown sauce cooked by Fuhua Palace Restaurant of Zhonglu Group is especially famous for its golden color and rich flavor, people who have tasted them are all very satisfied with this squab braised in brown sauce. Another kind is squab braised with Chinese wolfberry, characteristic of this dish is that the squab is quite soft besides of the tasty soup. For the purpose of attracting guests, many restaurants manage to develop new way of squabs cooking, such as the burnt hung squab, fried squabs, brine squab and so on, these different kinds of squabs are all very popular.
Hybrid Sanhuang Chicken
In the past, the Shalan breed chicken of Sanjiao Town is the most famous one in all the chicken breeds of Zhongshan, and its fame is still on. In recent years, a new breed, hybrid Sanhuang chicken has been fostered. This new breed is from the hybrid of Shiqi chicken and good breed foreign chicken, and this new breed chickens are raised in modern farms.
Shaxi Seasoned Steam Pork
This is a famous local dish which all the restaurants and ordinary families can cook. To cook this Shaxi seasoned steam pork, you should pay more attention to the material choosing. The chose pork should not be too fat nor too lean, the “wuhuanan” could be a good choice. The most difficult step is “letting the lard out”, that is to say, after boiling the chose pork, the skin should be beaten heavily and dipped into water, by doing this, the lard is out. Then put some spices into the pork and steam it, until the fat become yellow and the skin and lean meat turn into brown, then cut it into slices and lay salted vegetables in it, then put this into a ceramic pot and steam for about one hour. This kind of Shaxi seasoned steam pork is rich flavored, taste tender, but never greasy, the skin of pork is especially delicious. People who were afraid of fat will feel surprise after trying.
Aquatic Snake With Salt And Pepper
Aquatic snakes, which were regarded as low-nutrition aquatic products, could only sold at the price of less than one yuan before ten years ago, and they were usually cooked in the porridge or in the soup. But nowadays, with the development of diet culture, they have become different. Cooks usually kill the aquatic snakes and peel their skin, then cut into pieces. The pieces of snake will be fried before salted. When eat this dish, the snake should be turned to the opposite direction of it was, in this way, the snake bone will be separated from its flesh. This kind of snake is quite flavored while drinking. For this reason, the aquatic snakes’ price has raised a lot to dozens of yuan.
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