What do you think of Qinghai? Is the shape on the map cool like the Jade Rabbit, is with the largest inland saltwater lake in China - Qinghai Lake, is that more than four-fifths of the province's area is all plateau, is the birthplace of many big rivers, such as the Yangtze River, the Yellow River, Lancang River, the Black River, Daitong River are flowing through here.
In the author's opinion, there is nothing more humanistic than Qinghai's food. The author took stock of these 10 unique Qinghai gourmet snacks and flavorful dishes, let's see what they are.
1.Qinghai Yak Meat
This is a delicacy that is not available elsewhere. Because it uses yak, and only yak grown in alpine places like Qinghai is the best ingredient.
Yak meat is delicious, tasty and has high nutritional value, which is good for human body and strengthens resistance when eaten regularly.
Locals usually use yak meat for wine with barley wine, which is very popular among locals. In Western Europe, yak meat is also very popular and is known as the "crown of beef".
Moreover, because yaks grow on the plateau, they eat wormwood and shellfish that grow on the plateau, and their meat has a nutritional value that is unmatched by other species of cattle, which is very rare.
2. Qinghai Stuffed Skin
Qinghai Stuffed Skin is a very local snack in the Qinghai region and can be found everywhere at the vendors in the towns of Xining.
There are three main types of stuffed skin inside: distilled stuffed skin, Lanzhou stuffed skin, and high-tan stuffed skin. To make this delicacy, mung bean flour, sorghum flour, and wheat flour are used, and the dough is made with warm boiling water.
It will be served with gluten, vinegar, chili oil, mustard, chives and garlic paste, which is refreshing and tasty with a long aftertaste.
The soft and lubricious stuffed skin is sour and spicy, and appetizing and relieving. Although it can't be on the table of a five-star hotel, we can have a painful and satisfying meal at a roadside food stall.
Some years ago, my friend went to Qinghai on a business trip, leaving with a few copies of stuffed skins, on the preference for this mouth.
3. Qinghai Old Yogurt
Qinghai old yogurt has a very long history. According to the legend, there are historical documents of old yogurt available as early as 641 AD in Tang Dynasty.
Old yogurt not only has a long history, but also has a higher nutritional value than commercially available milk. Qinghai old yogurt has a lot of lactic acid, lactose and minerals, which are very friendly to human body.
If you like nutritious and healthy friends, you must go often to the taste of Qinghai old yogurt, sour, thick and creamy, drink once and unforgettable.
4.Qinghai roasted whole lamb
The whole sheep is cleaned and cooked over a charcoal fire, sprinkled with cumin and chili powder. The sheep in Qinghai eat precious wormwood every day, and those who grow up eating such grass have delicious meat and rich nutritional value.
Roasted whole lamb tastes strong and very tasty, a freshness you can't get anywhere else. When you come to Qinghai, the most important thing you can't miss is the lamb of Qinghai.
5.Qinghai clay hotpot
The most memorable food for Qinghai people is Qinghai clay hot pot.
The main ingredients of this dish are marinated pancetta and fried scallops, which are filled with all kinds of delicious ingredients, fried balls, sauerkraut, black fungus, seaweed, tofu, mushrooms, and fried potatoes, rolled up in a pot full of them.
After the ingredients in the pot are boiling, add green garlic seedlings and rice pepper, and gather around three or five friends to eat hot pot together, which is very satisfying.
6. Mengyuan milk skin
The milk skin, which is the best part of the milk. To say where the milk skin is the last, there is actually this jingle circulating, "Qinghai milk skin number Munyuan, Munyuan milk skin in Ma Lian."
Mengyuan milk skin is white with yellow color, shaped like an unfolded sponge, fresh and sweet, soft and crispy to eat, very delicious.
The milk skin is made from the fresh milk of high quality yak and yak on the Tibetan plateau, which is rich in protein and trace elements and is good for the body.
If you are a guest in Qinghai people's house, the warm Qinghai people will give you a milk skin, soak in the milk tea for a while, while drinking tea and taste the freshness of the milk skin, soft in the mouth, long aftertaste, a bite, lips and teeth.
7. pit pot lamb chops
The main ingredients for this dish are lamb chops, with onions, carrots, scallions, ginger and garlic, and green and red peppers as accompaniments.
This delicacy is made by chopping lamb chops into pieces, blanching them inside a pot, taking out the casserole, adding onion, ginger and garlic, adding some cumin and pepper powder, and stirring well. Just before starting the pot, put the green and red pepper pieces inside the lamb chop pot.
8.Qinghai Old Eight Pan
The old eight plates is a very special Qinghai local dish, the old eight plates is composed of cold, hot two kinds of dishes, generally invited guests to dinner, before the seat is first on the tea, sweets and dried fruit. Then on eight cold dishes, with Qinghai people love to drink barley wine, cold dishes with wine, the more you drink.
I heard the old man say, this old eight plate and the instructions, the first day while eating and drinking, the next day only to start eating hot dishes. This slow-paced lifestyle seems to be at odds with the fast pace of today's society.
However, I believe that there will be people who like, and will always miss that kind of years long, carry a bottle of barley wine, set up a good table, invite friends to feast scene.
9. Qinghai triple burner
The authentic Qinghai three burns are lamb tendon, beef meatballs, and braised pork, which are different from other places just in terms of ingredients.
The dish is also ranked as one of the "Ten Famous Dishes of Qinghai", which shows the weight of this dish. This dish is a traditional dish of Xining and a signature dish of Qinghai people for guests.
Sheep jin, beef meatballs, potatoes and braised pork, with some seasonings, stewed to create a delicious, cooked bite of the Qinghai people's favorite.
10.Qinghai White Strip Hand Catch
Hand-held lamb has been used in the Qinghai region for thousands of years, where it has become the most common type of meat.
Qinghai-Tibetan plateau lamb meat is delicious, eat this cuisine, the purest way to eat is to use white strips of hand grasping, only a handful of salt can be the purest flavor of lamb species to stimulate, any other seasonings are not needed.
The Qinghai people are very particular about the hand-caught lamb, first of all to ensure that the lamb is fresh, and then the choice is the best yellow lamb. The selection of materials alone is something you can't get anywhere else.
There are two flavors of white strips of hand-held meat, one is the use of garlic sauce as a spicy sauce, dripping on top of the lamb, friends who like to eat spicy must try, tasty, eaten and then forget.
Another is the pepper flavor, like heavy friends to choose this, the flavor is thick, very satisfying to the taste buds.
The above is the top ten food inventory of Qinghai, which you are familiar with the food? What are the other cuisines in Qinghai that are not mentioned in the article, welcome to add in the comment section.