Baijiao Rice Worm, Zhuhai
There are a greatest number of damp fields in Liuwei, Qiwei and Bawei of Baijiao as well as the tidal flat in the newly enclosed reclamation area of Heye. There are two harvest seasons every year. The rice worms, which are harvested during the tidal period on the first day and the fifteenth day of the lunar calendar after the Qingming Festival, are called “lichi worms” while those harvested before or after August 15th of the lunar calendar are called “autumn worm”. The rice worm can be stir-fried, fried, baked, steamed, raw sunned, prickled and stewed. It tastes fresh and contains rich protein. It is a food with unique flavor.
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