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10 savory specialties of Xiamen

2017-09-05 10:18 ChineseTime

With the BRICS Summit on in coastal Xiamen, East China's Fujian province, here's a reminder of the city's signature foods that attendees will be tucking into. From fried oysters and satay noodles to wontons and local worm jelly, get ready for a mouthwatering list!

1. Fried oysters

10 savory specialties of Xiamen
The fresh, smooth and tender hailijian, or fried oysters, scrambled with eggs. [Photo/VCG]

2. Rice dumplings stuffed with meat

10 savory specialties of Xiamen
Rouzong, or rice dumplings stuffed with meat, are usually served with local satay sauce and coriander. [Photo/VCG]

3. Worm jelly

10 savory specialties of Xiamen
The crisp tusundong, a worm jelly, is known as a good source of nutrients including protein and amino acid. A local seafood rarely seen in China's inland areas, the treat is usually teamed with satay sauce and coriander. [Photo/VCG]

4. Satay noodles

10 savory specialties of Xiamen
The satay noodles of Xiamen are a blend of local shrimp noodles and Indonesian satay noodles. The satay soup is boiled with satay sauce, seafood, pork and different veggies. [Photo/VCG]

5. Ginger duck

10 savory specialties of Xiamen
Duck is believed to be able to relieve the inner heat of the human body and boost the immune system in traditional Chinese medicine. The tasty ginger duck is braised with sesame oil, ginger, rice liquor, dried chili, sugar, veggies, among other ingredients. [Photo/VCG]

6. Peanut soup

10 savory specialties of Xiamen
The sweet and refreshing peanut soup originated in Quanzhou and later became well-known across the province. [Photo/VCG]

7. Paste noodles

10 savory specialties of Xiamen
Paste noodles, a popular morning dish, combine thread-like noodles, shrimps and clams. Soak it up using deep-fried dough sticks like the locals do. [Photo/VCG]

8. Wontons

10 savory specialties of Xiamen
The tender bianshi is also a morning treat - a kind of local wonton filled with minced pork and fish. [Photo/VCG]

9. Five-spice meat rolls

10 savory specialties of Xiamen
Wuxiangjuan, or five-spice meat rolls, is popular not just in Fujian but also in Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore. It’s made with food materials including minced pork, onion, dried bean curd skin, Chinese five-spice powder, sugar and salt. [Photo/VCG]

10. Char-grilled oysters

10 savory specialties of Xiamen
Fresh oysters become tastier and crisp after being char-grilled on open fire. [Photo/VCG]

(China Daily)

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