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Succulent tastes of Lishui make every day a festival

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: February 19, 2021 L M S

Though the Spring Festival holiday has come to an end, the mouth-watering snacks and dishes in the prefecture-level city of Lishui in East China's Zhejiang province continue to make every day seem like a festival in the minds -- and mouths -- of its people.

Here are some of the scrumptious delicacies you won't want to miss:

Jingning sheet jelly


Jingning sheet jelly. [Photo/WeChat account: zjfabu]

Sheet jelly is a well-known delicacy in Jingning She autonomous county, administered by Lishui. Take some steamed sheet jelly, add a poached egg, some vegetables and a soup base and you have the favorite dish of locals for their breakfast.

Qingyuan oilseed rape pot


Qingyuan oilseed rape pot. [Photo/WeChat account: zjfabu]

The Qingyuan oilseed rape pot is a characteristic dish of Qingyuan county, also administered by Lishui. The cooking method is easy. Just throw in all the ingredients, including the oilseed rape produced in Qingyuan -- bean curd, mushrooms, bamboo shoots and streaky pork -- into a pot and then leave to stew.

Meiyuan field snails


Meiyuan field snails. [Photo/WeChat account: zjfabu]

The snails in the dish come from the paddy fields of the Mieyuan terraces in Yunhe county, Lishui. The  snails there feed on rice and straw, which gave them thin shells and particularly tender meat. The high-quality ingredients make this dish memorable.