Thursday, 17 May 2018

Keeping To A Chinese Theme,

lets take a walk on the culinary side of South China,

 and have a look at what is available when eating out in the Pearl River Delta, above,
1. Fish Skins 鱼皮 popular along the length of China’s coast from Shandong in the north down to Guangdong in the south, the crispy, deep-fried version is the first choice, while the chewy, cold rendition, tossed with scallions, ginger, soy sauce and peanuts is best left for more experienced gourmets,

 2. Pig Blood Curd 猪血 in the 1990s, known in Guizhou as ‘blood tofu,’ the curdled treat can be eaten on its own or as flavor-boosting addition to hot pot and congee, steeped in a peppery soup and seasoned with diced scallions, 

 3. Cow’s Three-Star 牛三星 composed of a cow’s heart, kidneys and liver, ‘cow’s three star’ is a soup for those who like their viscera with a side of scallion and pickled cabbage, 

 4. Pig’s Trotter with Ginger 猪脚姜 thought to have been around for more than 600 years, the knuckles of a pig’s trotter are marinated with vinegar and ginger before being stewed with eggs and brown sugar until rubbery,

and finally 5. Water Cockroaches 水蟑螂 they are a low-fat treat that is also eaten Mexico, Japan and Thailand, in Guangzhou they are usually found in seafood restaurants where they are fried with salt and pepper or cooked with wasabi, 
all images via Tristin Zhang, Sohu, and it is worth clicking onto the link if you like unusual foods like the ones above.

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