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Sichuan Snacks

30 Apr

Sichuan is a province which in the southwest of China, it is famous for its consummate cuisine and spicy food. Chengdu is the provincial capital of Sichuan and it is in the middle of Sichuan province. There are countless visitors come to Chengdu every year as its reputable snacks. Sichuan snacks have a long history, varied assortment and rich in local flavor. They have extremely significant position in the Chinese treasure house of cooking heritage. Because of the climate in Sichuan is humid, so most of the local people like to eating spicy food to help their body perspire. Actually, it is an effective way to cooling the body. That is why Sichuan snacks are outstanding of spicy. The following are some introduces of native Sichuan snacks.

 Why Sichuan snacks so popular in China even in the global stage is determined by their special characteristics and tasty flavor. Sichuan snacks are very different from other snacks, because they are not only choose a variety of condiments, but also pay particular attention to seasonings skill. Then Sichuan snacks are very good at using soup, the soup used in the Sichuan snacks is made by a variety of ingredients and condiments, tastes really delicious. Furthermore, no matter what kind of Sichuan snacks, they are all very focus on the quality of raw materials and seasoning. They believe only high quality of raw materials and seasoning can make delicious snacks. In addition, the price of snacks is very cheap; it is also an important reason of why Sichuan snacks are generally welcomed by common people.

There are a lot of famous snacks in Sichuan, such as Pork Lungs in Chili Sauce (Fu Qi Fei Pian), Spicy Rice Noodles, Egg Bake Cake, Zhong Dumplings, Hot Spicy Gizzards, Spicy Szechuan Chitling, 3 big cannons, Chuanchuan Xiang etc.

Fu Qi Fei Pian (picture is from Fotoos Van on Flickr)

Spicy Rice Noodles (picture is from Avlxyz on Flickr)

Egg Bake Cake (picture is from Simon Q on Flickr)

Zhong Dumplings (picture is from Leondel on Flickr)

One of the most representative snack in Sichuan is 3 big cannons. It is made of glutinous rice flour, use red sugar souce and sesame on the top. The taste is very sweet, most of the kids and old people especially like to eating 3 big cannons.

3 Big Cannons (pictures are from Jilly on Flickr and Kattebell on Flickr)

Chuanchuan Xiang is another very famous snack in Chengdu, every traveller come to Chengdu would like to eat this special snack. The name of Chuanchuan Xiang means use a bamboo stick to skewer all the food like duck intestines, chitling, prawn or other meat dishes and vegetables together. You can choose whatever you like and then put them in a small basket, just like eating buffet. Then you will be served with a hot pot, the soup in the hot pot is very spicy, you need to put the Chuanchuan Xiang you chose in the hot pot to boil them.

pictures were took and edited by special snacks kingdom

Chengdu is the most leisure and entertainment city in china. Comparing to some other metropolis like Hongkong, Shanghai, Shenzhen, the pace of life in Chengdu is extremely slow. Moreover, the snacks and food in Sichuan are very tasty, so a lot of people would like to settle down in Chengdu. It is a city which if you have visited, you do not want to leave it anymore.

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Sweet Corn Pancake

24 Apr

Sweet corn is native to central America, most of them are planted in Mexico and Peru. In the 16th century, sweet corn was imported to China and it has more than 400 years cultivation history. Eating sweet corn is very good to human’s health because there are plenty of nutrition in it. It includes vitamin B1,manganese, vitamin B5, dietary fiber, vitamin C,phosphorus and  folate. 

Sweet corn is beneficial to people who has problem of heart  and cancer diseases. Because the main element of folate in sweet corn can  help to maintain a good health condition  for human’s heart, according to the stats, folate can reduce 10%  of  the heart attack; it also can help smokers reduce the risk of lung cancer by 37 % (Diet Health Club, 2010).

It is always used in salads and many vegetarian or non-vegetarian dishes. However, in China, it is also usually cooked as a kind of snack which is called sweet corn pancake. People always eat this snack in the restaurant and it is one of the most popular snacks, especially in some festivals like Chinese New Year or in the wedding party.

It is fragrant, sweet, crispy and with a smell of cream. Furthermore, it has a very beautiful colour which can work up your appetite. Actually, the cooking process is very easy, everyone can cook them at home and enjoy the delicious taste with your friends or families.   

Suggestions:

1 It is better to cuted the sweet corn pancake into pieces, more convenient for people get to eat.

2 It can be cuted about 9 pieces, but it depends on the size. 

Making Processes:

1 Open the can, pull the sweet corn kernels into plate, drain the sweet corn kernels

2 Add the cornstarch into sweet corn kernels

3 Use spoon or chopsticks to mix the cornstarch and sweet corn kernels, make sure cornstarch cover the sweet corn kernels equably

4 Heating the pan and add some oil, pull the oil into a bowl when you fell the oil is hot

5 Leave some oil in the pan, then put the sweet corn kernels into the pan and use a spoon to press them flatly

6 When you see the sweet corn kernels are stick together, then pull the original oil into the pan, if it can not sock the kernels, add more oil into the pan

7 Add some sugar on the sweet corn kernels, use hard fire to fry the sweet corn kernels, but you need to make it not be parched

8 Turn off the fire when you see the sweet corn kernels are finalize the design

9 Put the sweet corn pancake in the plate, dust it with decorated sugar

10 Finally, cut it into proper pieces

Tips:

1 If you do not like too sweet food, you can ignore the step of adding sugar.

2 When you frying the sweet corn pancake, you need to shake the pan to make the pancake heat evenly.

3 You can use some vegetable or fruit to decorate the pancake instead of using decorated sugar.

 Reference:

Diet Health Club, (nd), Sweet Corn Nutrition And Health Benefits Of Sweet Corn, available at: http://www.diethealthclub.com/health-food/sweet-corn-health-benefits.html, accessed on 18/04/2011.

Sticky Peanut

24 Mar

Peanut as a kind of healthy food is very popular for a lot of people. It was originally grown in South America, Central America and Mexico. It was known by various interesting local names, like earthnuts, goober peas and monkey nuts. Peanut is highly beneficial for the heart because it is rich in monounsaturated fats, the fat content helps in reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases; it helps in bringing down the risk of coronary diseases because it contains high quantity of antioxidants; it is rich in protein and provide high energy to the body; it also promotes the growth of body bones as it contains calcium in high content etc. Continue reading

Chinese Steak Pie

12 Mar

 Steak Pie is a kind of snack which has long history in China. It originated from Tang Dynasty and only served for royal families at that time. Gradually, common people started to eat the steak pie and it became very popular among the people. Because  it not only tastes very good but also easy to give people the feeling of fulness. In the north of China, most of people regard this kind of pie as their main course. Actually, the  minced beef inside can be replaced by minced pork,  pickled vegetable etc, it depends on what you like.   Continue reading

Shanghai Snacks Street- Qibao Ancient Town

19 Feb

Qibao is the nearest ancient town from Shanghai city center and it has thousands years’ history. In addition to experience the  historical atmosphere, the delicious snacks attract a lot of people come to this ancient town. Actually the snacks are sold on the whole streets, when you walk on those streets, I promise you can not stop to eating.

Another attract point is you can buy various curios and handicrafts with low price  there. If you go to the Qibao Ancient Town, you can spend a little money but have big enjoument.

 

Chocolate Banana Balls with Shredded Coconut

29 Jan

Banana as one of delicious fruit is very popular because it has  impressive potassium content and varieties vitamins. It can avoid from anemia, decrease high blood pressure,  decrease depression etc. In addition, as we all know that eating chocolate also can make people feel happy. Therefore this  Chocolate Banana Balls with Shredded Coconut is a kind of creative and healthy snack / dessert which can attract many people especially girls’ attation.

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