FoodEnjoy the Food of Shandong. Visit the attractions listed below.
Qianlong (Ming Emperor) Cake aka “Nanyang Roasted Cake”. It is a local’s daily food. No time to complete the fish banquet? Try a pack of roasted cakes to bring home. Do not forget to include a few duck eggs to complement the roast cakes.
Duck egg is a popular souvenir. You can find it everywhere. Local ducks are fed fishes from the lake. Find out how it tastes.
Fish meatball is also another treat. Using the silver carp fish, a carp or whitefish, to make the balls. You will find fish balls floating in the soup, a technique requiring lots of practice.
An all-fish banquet is a cannot-miss food in Nanyang. All ingredients are of local produce. Our top choice is the carp with four nostrils. Our local delicacy. Local chefs are quite innovative with a fish feast.
Grits are called “sa” by locals. This is a soup made from stewing meats. The locals are used to drinking a bowl of warm grits in the morning to start off their day. There are three types of grits: beef, lamb, and chicken.
Yuncheng is hometown of our Water Margin heroes. “Water Margin” is China’s classic saga about 108 “Robinhood” masters who ”rob the rich to feed the poor” in a communal world. 72 of 108 characters are of Yuncheng natives. Today, the Water Margin Feast depicts popular foods during that time.
Chinese New Year reunion is usually celebrated as a time of joy and family bonding. Many look forward to this time of the year (the Eve).
This year might look different for most due to the current situation. Fret not, hope you had a virtual reunion with your family. But if you were able to make it back to your family (usually when it happens), we are glad you were able to make it. The tradition that is sacredly practiced is seen as a sign of respect and love among family members and the value of family bonding.
Spring Festival (Chinese Lunar New Year) is the time for food celebration and family reunions. In the last few days before the New Year, certain foods are practiced to be eaten that day.