Gansu, a must-go place along the Silk Road, is a vast and picturesque place.
Gansu is beautiful and unique, with the Yellow River, the famous mother river of China, running through it. The unique geographical location has nurtured the hardworking and simple Gansu people, and also brewed a unique Gansu cuisine. Like Lanzhou Ramen, hand-held lamb, Gansu hand-roasted bun, etc. are the specialties of Gansu cuisine.
But what we do not know is that Gansu people at times, will also eat some strange food, these foods in the eyes of the local people are the ultimate delicacy, but foreigners look straight after shaking their heads.
The following and I will take a look at the "four strange dishes" in Gansu, you have eaten which one?
See the name sheep raft, many people may be wondering what it is, only heard of sheep raft, but also never heard of sheep raft ah. This is actually a traditional classic dish of Gansu, very popular in Gansu local.
This dish is similar to the Northeastern blood sausage, but here it uses sheep's blood and sheep's intestines. The marinated sheep's blood is steamed into the sheep's intestines and then cut into small pieces and eaten with garlic and vinegar. Although this dish does not look particularly good on the outside, it tastes quite good.
When you bite into it, it is soft and glutinous, and the fragrance of sheep's blood spreads out in your mouth, making you want to eat it again. However, many foreigners, when they hear its practice, are instantly intimidated, feeling that such a practice is more while the heart, do not dare to try.
2、Fry paddle pull
Speaking of Gansu's strange dishes, this fried paddle must be carried out for everyone to see, this is the specialties of Shandan County, Gansu Province, particularly popular in Gansu local cuisine.
The main raw materials of this cuisine are mutton belly, mutton heart, mutton intestine and other mutton and bun. The marinated haggis and bun and green pepper and onion are put together in an iron pan and stir-fried. The fried haggis is fatty but not greasy, soft and crisp, and the bun is absorbing the flavor of haggis, delicious and juicy, numb and spicy.
Gansu people love to eat this stir-fry dish while drinking, and they think it is especially good for drinking. However, some foreigners find the stinky smell from this dish unbearable and therefore stay away from it.
3、Longxi money meat
Longxi money meat, also known as butterfly meat, is a dish with a very long history. In ancient times, especially many noble families have to want to taste this money meat, thus making its reputation grow and sell well throughout the country.
The main ingredient of this dish is the whip of a male donkey, which is cleaned and marinated with Chinese herbs and star anise. It is also called butterfly meat because its slicing and shape resembles a butterfly. The finished meat is crystal clear and red in color.
This dish in Gansu has a "Long Yuan one of the best" reputation, is an essential dish for Gansu people to entertain friends and relatives. But because its raw materials are relatively vulgar, many foreign friends know, they feel very odd, difficult to eat.
4、Pork dirty noodles
Pork dirty noodles, the name sounds quite interesting. It is said to have been made by a Lanzhou chef during the Qing Dynasty, and has been passed down to this day because of its exquisite preparation and unique flavor.
The raw material for this dish is fresh pork sausage together with other spices. The fresh pork sausage needs to be scrubbed repeatedly with alkali, vinegar water and salt, and then rinsed with water until there is no offensive smell.
The noodles are very strong, and the pork intestines are cooked very softly, and the more you chew them, the more delicious they are. However, many foreigners think that pork sausage is a particularly dirty food, if not washed will be very disgusting, have not dared to easily try.
Friends, the above is a small introduction to the Gansu "four strange dishes", what do you think? What other strange dishes do you know in Gansu? Welcome to say in the comments section, we discuss together to discuss.