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Offshore oysters live in the surrounding waters of the Hengqin Island. The water flows smoothly around the Hengqin Island, with adequate salinity and temperatures, full of nutrition with pollution, and therefore is ideal for oyster growth. The jumbo oyster is delicious, tender, sweet and fresh, and it’s famous for its large size, meaty body, white color, tender taste, and crisp texture at home and abroad. Oysters are a top marine product with rich nutrition and dietary values. It has good effects of strengthening the spleen and stomach, restoring qi, replenishing qi and blood, resolving the hard lumps, calming the liver and subduing yang and treating dizziness, sugar diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. it is also capable of preventing and curing diseases, such as curearteriosclerosis and cancer. Eating oysters regularly will make your skin lustrous, smooth, white and beautiful.
Oysters originate from the Fuxiang Bay oyster field in Hengqin. The Hengqin Island is an off island in the south of Zhuhai City. It is about 40 minutes’ drive from the ferry quay of the Jiuzhou Harbor. The oyster field has an area of approximately a thousand mu. It is opposite to Luhuan, an off Island of Macau. The period from November to April of every year is the ideal season for savoring oysters as oysters maturate gradually during winter times after being cultivated for more than a half year. The oysters raised in the Hengqin Island are especially large in size and thick in meat due to good quality water. They can be fried crisp, scalded, baked on iron boards and baked with ginger and scallion. It is also excellent for the dish of “surrounding the hot pot”, a chafing dish cooked in a terrine. Oysters contain rich protein, which is believed to have effects of strengthening yang and preserving face. Therefore, as the oyster season arrives, a great number of “oyster guests” will com
Stewed Rice Worm
Stewed Rice Worm is a famous Guangdong cuisine. It is soft and fragrant with rich nutrition, which is liked by many Cantonese. The rice worm, whose scientific name is tylorrhynchus heterochaetus, originates from the Pearl River delta area. It lives in the surface soil layer of rice fields at the juncture of salty waters and fresh waters and feeds on the rotten roots of standing grains. The rice worm has a shape of a chilopod while it has more feet than a chilopod. More interestingly, its body can vary between all kinds of bright colors at all times, whereas the body takes on a yolk color after being cooked. The rice worm, though small in size, contains rich protein. It is fragrant, fresh, tender, smooth, and tasty. The rice worm has the effects of replenishing vital essence, strengthening spleen, warming body, and dehumidifying. The inhabinants in the Doumen County or whereabout of Zhuhai City have the tradition of fishing for rice worm. In May and September of every year, people will
Mud Baked Chicken
The Cantonese have many innovations in eating chickens. There are salt baked chicken, cold steamed chicken, chicken with gravy, countryside chicken and roadside chicken. Even if they don’t number one in the country, it will not fall behind the third and the fourth. According to the expert, “mud-baked chicken” is refined and evolved from the famous dish of Changshu “beggar-like chicken”, which literally means the dish is made by wrapping chicken with mud.
The chickens are transported from Qingyuan and “not too large, not too small” ones are specially selected. They are exquisitely processed through many procedures. The mud-baked chicken served on the table is so fragrant as to make your mouth water. The flavor is to the marrow and well absorbed. As the saying goes, a good wine needs no bush.
Doumen Peeler Crab
Peeler crabs live in the salted and fresh waters. It is a rare seafood（a mere 1% can be selected）. Its body glazes when cooked and the meat taste tender and fresh. It contains plenty of protein, and is an invigorating food well known in such areas as Hongkong, Macao, Taiwan and Zhuhai, etc.
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