China is a vast country, and the customs and traditions of each place are very different. In turn, each place has developed its own characteristic food representatives. Today, I will bring you the "10 famous dishes" of Fujian.
Fujian is located in the coastal area, the sea is vast, rich in a variety of seafood.
This is why seafood accounts for the majority of the "top 10 dishes".
1、Buddha jumping wall
Buddha jumping wall, also known as the lucky star. It is a famous dish in Fuzhou, and also the leader of the "10 famous dishes". In the state banquet as a reception for foreign guests, Buddha jumping wall has appeared as the main dish many times.
According to legend, in 1876, an official in Fuzhou wanted to invite Zhou Lian to a banquet, and his wife cooked it herself, using "abalone, ginseng, shark's fin and tripe together in a stew named Fu Shou Xing. After tasting it, Zhou Lian was very impressed. Subsequently, it was improved and evolved into today's Buddha Jumping Wall.
Buddha's jumping wall is often made from good abalone, sea cucumber, shark's fin, yak skin glue, hoof tendon, scallop, etc. put into the stewing pot, then add boiled soup and simmered over moderate heat.
The aroma is overwhelming when the boiling is finished, and the meat is not greasy. It is also used as a tonic because of its beauty and immunity-boosting effects.
2、Half moon sinking river
The original name was "gluten soup". Why is the name so poetic?
In 1962, when Guo Moruo visited Nanputuo Temple, he saw that the gluten soup on the table was half black and half white, with distinctive color, like the bright moon at the bottom of the river. He then named it "Half Moon Sinking River".
Half-moon sinking river is made with water gluten and shiitake mushrooms as the main ingredients. Gluten soup is simmered with angelica, asparagus and tomatoes. Then put the mushroom slices at the bottom of the bowl, add the asparagus and pour the gluten soup to simmer. Gluten has a sour and spicy taste and is a vegetarian dish.
3、White chopped river field chicken
White Chopped Hetian Chicken is a famous Han Chinese Hakka dish in Fujian Province, and Hetian Chicken is also one of the five famous chickens in China. It is also a must-try food in Changting, as the saying goes: "Not eating Hetian chicken is not considered to be in Changting".
The preparation of Kawada chicken is quite demanding, but it also contributes to his unique taste. The ingredients must be made from Changting's special Hetian chicken (rooster is the best) and rice wine material wine only.
The chicken is meaty, tender and nutritious.
4、Bamboo scented Nanjibao
Nanri abalone is a special product of the sea in Xiuyu District. Because of its local climate and extremely high water quality, and the use of seaweed and kelp as feed, the output of abalone is of excellent quality.
The reason for the "fame" of Nanri abalone is not only its quality but also its effectiveness.
Nanri abalone is rich in protein and amino acids, which are good for restoring the body and nourishing it. In addition, it can also prevent cancer, as the abalone contains abietin that can inhibit cancer cells from becoming cancerous.
Sashimi that jumps on the tongue. Ning Hua sashimi is a Hakka classic, as is Hetian chicken.
And eating Ning Hua sashimi is also a skill, "the world's martial arts, only fast. Eat sashimi quickly. Fast, in order to eat fresh sashimi.
Ning Hua sashimi is made from "grass carp". The fish used for sashimi in Ninghua is from a pond made of mountain spring water with plenty of sunlight, so the fish here has high quality meat.
The whole process from killing to filleting the fish should take less than 3 minutes, then just drizzle with sesame oil, ginger sauce and wasabi. It is simply a blessing for foodies who like sashimi.
6、Wuyi smoked goose
One such dish, Wuyi Smoked Goose, can usually be found at banquets in many parts of Fujian.
Wuyi smoked goose represents reunion and happiness. Therefore, it is also essential for the reunion dinner in Fujian during the Chinese New Year.
Wuyi smoked goose is all about the color, aroma and taste. In the boiling, tea leaves, a specialty of Wuyi Mountain, are usually added as well. So after boiling, the goose meat will emit a tea aroma. The aroma is long-lasting and the nutritional value is much higher than that of chicken, duck and pig. The point is that the fat content is low, whether you are afraid of fat or "three high" can be assured to eat.
7、Chicken soup blanching sea mussels
Chicken soup blanching sea mussels is also a very valuable tonic. It is famous with Buddha jumping wall. It is an important "guest" of the state banquet. Yu Dafu even described him as "a divine product of color and flavor".
Sea mussels are seafood with high nutritional value and can supplement many rare elements in the body. It also has a good texture because of its tender, crispy meat and the rich chicken broth that is boiled and drizzled over the mussels, which cooks in a flash. Again, it is important to enter while it is still hot to maintain its taste.
8、Sea oyster fry
Also known as oyster fry. It is a unique snack in Southern Fujian. According to legend, it was brought to Taiwan proper by Zheng Chenggong back then. Therefore, sea oyster fry is highly similar to the Quanzhou area in terms of production methods and taste.
Because sea oysters still have a certain fishy smell, eggs are usually put around the sea oyster fry when making it to remove the fishy smell and keep the original taste of the sea oyster fry.
9、Rhubarb fish spitting silver wire
The rhubarb fish has the name of "national fish", and Ningde has the title of "the hometown of rhubarb fish". And rhubarb fish has become one of the daily delicacies of Ningde people.
Rhubarb fish is rich in protein, and vitamins. It has a good therapeutic effect on the middle-aged and elderly people who have a weaker constitution.
It is also very effective in treating people after surgery.
Also known as shabu-shabu ninth grade. It is a special snack of Longyan, Fujian. According to legend, many boatmen at that time, in order to get rid of dampness, stumbled upon herbs and beef stewed with wine, which had a very good effect. The wine stew "Jiu Men Tou" came from this.
What is Jiumengtou? As the name implies even the nine parts of the cow. And all of them have to go through strict selection. So there is a saying "eat a meal to eat a cow".
These are the "10 most famous dishes" in Fujian. There are meat and vegetarian, extravagant and simple. Filled with the cultural history of the people of Fujian.
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