Entering the winter, the cold north has withered everywhere, but we are still in Lingnan Shunde cool and pleasant.
Located in the hinterland of the pearl river delta, Shunde has a warm climate and abundant rainfall all year round. It is densely populated with rivers, lakes and abundant resources.
The ancient water town in Shunde has strong folk customs and folk customs. When you visit here, you can feel that the buildings in the ancient village are very different from those in the water town in the south of the Yangtze river. The villagers’ life style of fishing and farming is very lingnan. Over the weekend, I took my family on a road trip to Shunde to sample some of the hidden delicacies of lingnan.
Lingnan water township river products are quite rich, water people living by the water: fishing and planting; Sunrise and work, sunset and rest; Come to the water town to play is a leisurely, you can experience the life of the village in guangdong, eat a peasant meal, this elegant and unique lingnan rural charm, is the city people do not experience.
In 2014, the United Nations educational, scientific and cultural organization (UNESCO) awarded Shunde the title of “world’s capital of cuisine”, making it the most dazzling city card. The travel notes also take the food experience as the main line, leading you to explore some authentic local food.
Hidden in the bijiang water country cuisine, biyun ju
The first stop is hidden in the bijiang water village with the most traditional facade, do the most traditional Shunde food deyunju restaurant.
Bijiang water township was founded in the early years of the southern song dynasty. It is one of the four big wei towns in the ancient Shunde countryside.
Blue river so far has nearly one thousand years of development history, once the green river is very prosperous, according to “the Shunde county annals” records, a blue river out of the 106 juren, 17 “jinshi”, which also has the qing yongzheng, qianlong who was slain was cozbi such wit, who lingnan famous scholars and calligraphers also feeding Su Kui, Liang Reheng famous scholars and famous palace.
In the early years of the southern song dynasty, the immigrants from the south worked with the local aborigines to mine fields and develop agriculture, changing the appearance of “wild land, vast land and sparsely populated”. In the middle of the qing dynasty, bijiang developed into a large scale handicraft papermaking base, forming three xu and six cities. By the end of the qing dynasty, steam engines were introduced to process grain in the wake of the westernization movement, and it became an important “valley port” in the pearl river delta — the center of grain processing, storage and transportation. The sprouting and prosperity of commercial economy made bijiang rich.
Small Bridges running water, surrounded by green plants, towering ancient trees hung with festive red lanterns, stone statues these are very artistic characteristics.
Walk to the river side, still can see in this life of the aborigines, their life leisurely and complacent, quiet and simple, “look out the window to see the fish jump, frogs sing into a dream to come” and the old man in the countryside together to play a game of chess or mahjong, or together to “tea as wine”; From their plain life of fun to experience a satisfied people’s mood, reflect on their busy life is really happy.
The boxes in the dining hall of deyunju are very special, which are reconstructed from old dwellings. The buildings in the courtyard are kept as they were, which are in perfect harmony with the flowers, plants and trees arranged in the back, which are full of the flavor of lingnan architecture.
After visiting the ancient village, you can sit down and enjoy the delicious food of the water town. All kinds of lingnan snacks, snacks and porridge are mostly popular among the people.
The characteristic staple food of shuixiang of Fried intestine powder, rice is fragrant and mellow, which is made by grinding rice milk with traditional hand-made stone mill.
Double skin milk is the most famous dessert in Shunde. Originated in the qing dynasty, Shunde people use water milk as raw material; Its appearance is like a paste, its color is white, texture is delicate and smooth, taste sweet and fragrant light.
Shunde Fried milk was selected in the CCTV documentary “taste Shunde”. This dish requires a high skill of the chef. It USES fresh milk, stir-fries quickly at high temperature and solidification.
Since it is a water town, aquatic resources are of course very rich, the locals are good at cooking Shunde boneless fish, a fish to eat.
Bijiang roast goose bright color, sweet and crisp skin, fat but not greasy, meat and bone crisp, bite, subcutaneous fat is very sweet, side also with some Chen village powder as a side dish, sausage and roast goose juice mix is very delicious, let a person aftertaste endless.
Shunde head soy sauce chicken, in guangdong without chicken not feast, guangdong each region to eat chicken have a special way to eat. To fengcheng Shunde, is to feel here’s special soy sauce chicken.
Chicken in soy sauce is simple, but it requires a lot of food. The chicken must be free range chicken raised by local farmers, and then soaked in brine. In the process of soaking, the chicken is naturally delicious, with crisp skin and smooth meat.