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Authentic Chaozhou delicacies in town
    2017-November-17  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

Chen Xiaochun

654789759@qq.com

THE people of Chaoshan, Guangdong Province are known not only for their business finesse, but also for their rich repertoire of cuisine. A meticulously-made menu is always drawing in a steady flow of food connoisseurs to the town and its dining establishments.

Chaoshan’s chefs are set apart for their deft handling of food preparation and ingredients, in particular the way they’re able to extract the best of each flavor by employing one of various fine-tuned cooking methods, and applying these detailed processes even to the simplest of dishes.

In nearby metropolis Shenzhen, a traditional Chaozhou restaurant is always a stone’s throw away.

An exceptional example is a restaurant near Sea World called Chaozhou Cuisine, where up to 100 different types of Chaozhou delicacies can be found on the menu. Some of the most-recommended options are listed below.

The distinct cuisine does not skimp out on dessert, so every Chaozhou local has a haotao guo-shaped place in their heart. Haotao guo is a Chaozhou specialty snack, a red peach rice cake, and a must-have at every festival for Chaoshan people.

A traditional delicacy of the Chaoshan area, the red peach cake has been enjoyed for thousands of years. Due to its complicated and exquisite cooking method, it’s not easily obtained in Shenzhen.

The shell of a red peach rice cake is made of dough of polished round-grained rice powder and colored red. Its filling normally consists of sticky rice, peanuts, pork meat, mushrooms and shrimp meat. Shaped into a triangle first, it is later put into a mold to smooth out its surface. Then it’s steamed and sometimes sautéed to give it a crispy finish.

Marinated goose meat is another Chaoshan dish never to be neglected. Chaozhou Cuisine transports lion-head geese from the Chaoshan area every day to make the dish fresh. The marinated goose meat comes out soft and tender, and its taste can be enhanced with mashed garlic and vinegar.

In addition to goose meat, a platter of assorted marinated combinations consisting of eggs, dried tofu, goose webs and goose wings is another regional favorite.

Oyster omelets, cooked with fresh raw oysters and tapioca starch, are another popular street food hailing from the Chaoshan area.

The fried dish consists of an omelet-like patty filled primarily with small oysters. Starch is mixed into the egg batter, giving the resulting egg wrap a thicker consistency.

Pork lard is often used to fry the omelet. A savory sauce may then be poured on top of the omelet for added taste. A condiment made from spicy chili sauce mixed with lime juice is often dabbled for a kick of flavor.

Chaozhou Cuisine selects fresh pearl oysters from Chaozhou, which are known for their plumpness. Fish and black pepper sauce is also included with the oyster omelet, making for a really authentic taste.

Here you can taste a rich array of Chaoshan delicacies ranging from kueh chap, to steamed rice rolls, cao guo, sweet rice cake, and beef offal and beef balls.

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