The mention of Shaanxi Province has whetted the appetite of many noodle lovers. A unique piece of terroir that always attracts a large number of tourists during the annual holiday period. One of the things that tourists must experience on their way is to enjoy the local food of Shaanxi.
Local classics such as meat bun, bashful noodles and mutton bun have long been household names across the country. However, the "5 strange dishes" in Shaanxi are less known. These "5 strange dishes" not only have a unique taste, but also have a different production method. Here, let's take a look at what these "5 strange dishes" are!
Cold noodles, a refreshing and delicious delicacy. In Shaanxi, people's favorite is cold cold noodles. The crystal clear cold noodles are cut into pieces or into thin strips, and then some chopped green onion and minced garlic are prepared and put into the cold noodles. Then add the right amount of marinade, stir the cold noodles well, and finally put on the Shaanxi people's favorite spicy oil.
The "oddity" of cold noodles with marinade lies in the marinade. The marinade used for cold noodles is not the marinade obtained after marinating meat. Instead, it is made by adding appropriate seasonings, eggs and vegetables to the water and slowly simmering it over low heat. When the locals eat cold noodles with marinade, they also put the bun in it and soak it.
Milk soup pot fish is a local specialty with historical origin in Shaanxi. It is said that during the Tang Dynasty, a minister made this dish and presented it to the emperor. The creamy and sweet broth of the fish in the pot of milk soup is a delight. The preparation technique of this dish requires many processes, and without superb cooking skills, it may not be possible to make an authentic taste.
Choose fresh large carp, treat it cleanly and fry it in a pan until brown on both sides, then add chicken, duck, pork bones and other ingredients to cook together. When the broth in the pot becomes creamy, the fish in the pot with milk soup is finished.
A bowl of gourd head bun but no trace of gourd can be seen, what is going on? The original, gourd head bun does not use the gourd ingredients. The reason why the dish is called gourd head bun is because the pork sausage used in the cooking is very similar to the shape of the gourd head.
Fresh pork sausage is cleaned and then simmered in a pot with special condiments. After the pork sausage is cooked to taste, the broken bun is put into a bowl and then poured with hot soup and a few pieces of large intestine. The soft and delicious pork sausage, together with the tenderness of the bun, will definitely feel endless aftertaste after eating.
Mutton is a popular meat among the locals in Shaanxi. In terms of how to eat lamb, most of the delicacies such as mutton bun and waterpot lamb are the main dishes. However, locals have also explored an extremely strange specialty from sheep: roasted lamb eyes.
At first glance at the name of the dish, perhaps many people will feel intimidated. But really go to taste this food, you will find a "new world". The fresh lamb eyes on the fire roasted, and then sprinkled with chili powder, cumin powder and other spices, a mouthful of charred lamb eyes inside, will definitely give you a different food experience.
This dish contains fresh fish and lamb. The freshness of the fish collides with the unique flavor of the lamb to produce this delicious dish. Because both fish and lamb are extremely nutritious, fish and lamb have become a local delicacy for young and old alike.
Cut the fresh fish into pieces and fry them in oil in a pot until the surface is brown, then cover the lamb with the fish, add the right amount of water and spices, and simmer slowly over high heat. When the soup is thickened, a delicious fish and lamb dish is ready.
Shaanxi people feel very favorite "5 strange dishes", whether it is the choice of ingredients, or production methods, are different from the common sense. But the deliciousness of these "5 strange dishes" can really bring unexpected surprises.
If you can have the opportunity to come to Shaanxi, you must go to taste the "5 strange dishes". Among them are gourd head bun and roasted lamb eyes, which are more authentic in small restaurants. I believe that you will change your understanding of Shaanxi cuisine after eating the "5 weird dishes".