“Weird” food in Chongqing
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- The Mountain City not only has irregular but interesting buildings and the charm of mountains and rivers, but also various delicious foods, such as hot pot, toasted fish and Chongqing style food. There are special snacks like hot and sour starch noodles, fried dough twist, walnut and glutinous rice cakes, and also some snacks that sound “weird” but taste very delicious.
Fermented glutinous rice with lard 油醪糟
There is fermented glutinous rice everywhere, but this one is different from common ones. Fermented glutinous rice with lard is made by cooking fermented glutinous rice with lard and other ingredients. It may sounds weird for the first time, but you will find it tastes good after trying it. More importantly, it is more fragrant than ordinary rice.
Odd taste broad bean 怪味胡豆
Odd taste broad bean is a nationally known special snack. It is integrated with spicy, sweet, salty, fresh and crisp tastes, which makes it the favorite of many people. Besides, it also has an odd taste like pinto beans, but odd taste broad bean is always the classic.
Banjiu (homonym of turtledove) tofu 斑鸠豆腐
I thought it was turtledove stewed with tofu when I heard it for the first time, but later found it is a natural green food with premna (homonym of Banjiu) leaf as the main ingredient. It tastes fresh, tender and smooth.