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Shanxi's top ten special snacks: oily meat, known as the "three Jin flavor"

Speaking of Shanxi, people's first reaction is vinegar in addition to coal. But today, we don't want to talk about coal or vinegar. Let's talk about Shanxi cuisine! Shanxi is a province with a long history. There are many kinds of food in Shanxi. Do you know what kind of food there are in Shanxi? Today, I'd like to introduce some special snacks of Shanxi Province. The ones on the list are: sliced noodles, naked oats, Castanopsis, Tijian, balanzi, yangza, Shanxi oil tea, guoyourou, Dingxiang steamed meat, bulanzi, Wantuo, Wenxi huamo, Xinzhou Wasu, Guo's mutton soup, Taiyuan brain, Qingxu enema. Let's have a look.

1. Sliced noodles

Sliced noodles, one of the top ten noodles in China, is a local traditional pasta in Datong City, Shanxi Province. Operation process: the flour and dough into a lump, left hand to lift the dough, right hand arc knife, will be a piece of noodles to cut into the boiling water pot, cooked and fished out, add a variety of flavors of saozi, seasoning food, Shanxi Datong noodles is the most famous. Shanxi sliced noodles are famous at home and abroad for their unique flavor. It's all about cutting, so it's named. The face leaf cut with a knife is medium thick with thin edge. It has a sharp edge and looks like willow leaves. The entrance is smooth and soft, but not sticky. The more you chew, the more fragrant it is. It is very popular among people who like to eat pasta. It is also known as China's top five pasta foods, such as fried sauce noodles in Beijing, stewed noodles in Henan, hot and dry noodles in Hubei and Dandan noodles in Sichuan. It enjoys a high reputation and is one of the most representative business cards of Shanxi cuisine.

2. Castanopsis fissa

Youmian Castanopsis fissa is a famous traditional pasta snack in Shanxi alpine region, which belongs to Shanxi cuisine. Castanopsis fissa is a kind of fine flour food made from naked oats. It is called fissa in the folk because of its shape like a fence. In Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province, Zhangbei County, Chicheng County, Shangyi County, Guyuan County, Kangbao County, Chongli County, Fengning City, Weichang. Wuchuan County, Hohhot City, Wulanchabu City, Liangcheng County, Zhuozi County, Fengzhen City, Chahar Right Wing Middle Banner and the south of Xilinguole League, Inner Mongolia. Zuoyun County, Tianzhen county and Yanggao County in Datong City of Shanxi Province are also popular. Castanopsis fissa is one of the top ten pasta in Shanxi Province. It is exquisite in technology, beautiful in shape and strong in taste. With the addition of "mutton Sao Zi Tai mushroom soup, one family eats ten flavors", it becomes a real delicacy. Even when Emperor Kangxi paid homage to Mount Wutai, it was a pleasure in life

3. Pick a point

Tijian, also known as poyu and tipogu, is a traditional pasta originated in Yuncheng and Jinzhong of Shanxi and popular in Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Shaanxi and Hebei. The production of Tijian is convenient and quick, tastes fragrant and smooth, and is easy to digest, so it is widely favored by the public, and is a very representative kind of Shanxi pasta. The tip is slender at both ends, and the middle part is slightly wide and thick. It is white, fine, smooth, soft and reinforced. It is very delicious to drink with topping and seasoning. Generally speaking, white flour, sorghum flour, coarse cereals flour and red flour can be used to make Tijian. A master uses a special paddle and iron chopsticks to pick out the red face. The thickness is only about 0.5cm. In half an hour, he can serve more than ten young students to eat at the same time. The skill and speed of tip picking are amazing.

4. Sheep chop

Yangzage is a local snack in Shanxi Province. It is said that people in Shanxi began to eat Zage in the Yuan Dynasty. Zage was given by Kublai Khan's mother. Yangza is a famous food of Huairen at the beginning. It is famous in Yanbei area. In the past, Huairen and Neimenggu people had different habits of eating mutton. Neimenggu people only ate meat, but Huairen people made some articles on the water of sheep and created a kind of delicious food called 'yangza'. The heart, lung, liver, intestines and blood of sheep are washed, cooked and chopped, with pepper, pepper, salt, garlic, scallion, ginger and other ingredients, plus some broth to make 'mutton miscellaneous' and eat with vermicelli. Now it has become a local food in Shanxi.

5. Camellia oleifera

Shanxi Camellia oleifera is a good health product for protecting intestines and stomach in autumn and winter. It is a necessary warm stomach soup for the winter festival table. The raw materials are 400g flour, 30g walnut kernel, 30g peanut kernel, 30g Xinjiang almond, 30g black sesame, 30g cooked white sesame powder, 40g olive oil, or 40g butter. Camellia oleifera, the traditional way is to fry the flour with butter or mutton oil, then add peanut kernel, sesame, fennel. When you drink, you can add salt or sugar. It is a special snack in Jinzhong, Shanxi Province.

6. Fried meat

Guoyourou is the most famous traditional dish in Shanxi Province, which is known as "three Jin Yiwei". There are many versions of its origin, and the practices vary from place to place. Datong, Taiyuan, Yangquan and Jincheng are the most famous ones. Jincheng's "rice cooked meat" is characterized by plenty of soup and fresh rice. 'Guoyou meat' has been found in Jiangsu, Shanghai and Zhejiang, while Shanxi Guoyou meat is different in selection and production, which has strong local characteristics of Shanxi. The color is golden and bright, the taste is salty and fresh, the smell is vinegar, the texture is soft outside and tender inside, the sauce is transparent, not thin and not thick, with a little bright oil.

7. Dingxiang steamed meat

Dingxiang steamed meat is a special food in the north of Dingxiang, Shanxi Province. The main ingredients are lean pork, supplemented by starch, vegetable oil and various condiments. It has the characteristics of delicious meat, not greasy food and so on. Pork, potatoes, cooked chopped, and then add noodles, seasoning mix, put into a bowl and steam. When eating, heat and cut into pieces, taste fragrant. In ancient times, Dingxiang steamed meat was a tribute to the local court, which was regarded as a treasure by the imperial court of the past dynasties. In the local area, it is also a necessary food for folk banquets.

8. It's not rotten

Bulanzi, also known as bolanzi, is a traditional pasta in some cities of southern Shanxi and Hebei provinces. Some places are also called meatballs, because non rotten meatballs will form a ball shape when they are steamed. Bu LAN Zi has an important nickname, which is also a branch of Ku Lei. It was named Ku Lei to show that it was a bitter meal. In Shanxi Province, kuleitong refers to all kinds of non rotten seeds, while in Hebei Province, kuleitong refers to beans or wild vegetables. Most of them are in Linfen City and Baode County of Xinzhou City in Shanxi Province, and in Xingtai, Julu, Guangzong, Pingxiang Nangong, Qinghe, Weixian, Handan, Wu'an and other places in the south of Hebei Province.

9. Wan Tuo

Wantuan is a traditional pasta snack which has been popular for thousands of years in Liulin County, Shanxi Province. It is also called "wanyang, Wantuo, Wantuo" in dialect, and "enema" in Jinzhong Area. Bowl ball is kneaded with buckwheat flour and water, heated and boiled into porridge paste, and then cooled. When eating, pour vinegar, garlic, secret oil pepper, and then cut it with a knife, you can eat. Wanwantuan is a famous snack in Liulin County. There are vendors selling bowl mounds in every street. Many tourists will eat a bowl when they visit Liulin County. Wan Tuan was invented by shile in the early Western Jin Dynasty. It can be eaten cold or hot.