Spring Festival dishes in Lishui

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated : Feb 1, 2021 L M S

With the Spring Festival just around the corner, Lishui city in East China's Zhejiang province is now full of festive atmosphere. Let's take a look at some of the most delectable and mouthwatering Spring Festival food in Lishui.

Sun-dried food

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Lishui locals like to sun-dry their sausage, fish and other meat in winter. [Photo/lsnews.com.cn]

Every year before Spring Festival, people in Lishui get busy drying out the sausages, fish, sauced duck and sauced pork. In order to prevent food from spoiling, sun-drying has become the best way to store food in winter.


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Fried green vegetables that go with rice cakes. [Photo/lsnews.com.cn]

Huangmiguo, or yellow rice cake, is popular in southwest Zhejiang province and it originated in Songyang county in Lishui. The yellow rice cake has a refreshing and soft taste. If fried with preserved meat, vegetables and winter bamboo shoots until they turn yellow, the rice cake becomes even tastier.


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Most Ciba are round, symbolizing reunion. [Photo/lsnews.com.cn]

Ciba is a sticky traditional Chinese snack made with cooked glutinous rice paste. Traditionally, Ciba is served at festivals, especially Spring Festival. Most Ciba are round, symbolizing reunion and making Ciba cakes quite often a group activity involving lots of folks from a big family or several families.