How about a bowl of Bingfen (ice jelly) in the hot summer?
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- Air conditioner, watermelon and cold bath are the best ways to beat the heat in summer. But for Chongqing-ers, they need an extra bowl of Bingfen. Since the summer has come, here are some popular snack bars recommended for people who love Bingfen.
1. Yicun Fangting Old-style Bingfen
You cannot resist the enchantment of a bowl of Bingfen with various toppings. Yicun Fangting old-style Bingfen is famous for its hand-made tradition, which sounds easy but is difficult to achieve. Grandpa Xiong, the master of rose sauce, has handed down the skills to his daughter.
Address: opposite to East Entrance of Jiuding Huayuan, Xinglong Road, Yubei District
A bowl of Bingfen and Liangxia (ice shrimp-shaped rice pudding) with roses, haw flakes and raisins pleases both the eyes and the stomach in summer. In addition to haw flakes and wolfberries, glutinous rice cake is also one of the toppings perfectly matching the Bingfen and Liangxia.
Address: Snacks Street, Lantian Opera House, Three Gorges Square, Shapingba District (next to Shapingba Housing Administration).
3. Zhongcheng Grocery
As a time-honored and affordable grocery, it’s Bingfen doesn’t have many toppings except for the brown sweet water. The only merit is you can ask for a mix of the Bingfen and Liangxia, which is also a good choice.
Address: opposite to Haochigou Food Court, Huayu Plaza, Shapingba District.
4. Our Bingfen
In addition to strawberries, the toppings of Bingfen with Strawberry also include taro balls, Tangyuan and raisin. It tastes chewier because the Bingfen is hand made. The brown sweet water makes the Bingfen sweet and fragrant.
Address: F1-5, Jinying Ladies’ Street, Yangjiaping Pedestrian Shopping Area.
This is a small snack bar which might easily be ignored. Pineapple, sesame and raisins are available for toppings. It is the best food to cool you off in summer.
Address: periphery of Haochigou Food Court, Huayu Plaza, Shapingba District.
Although mixing is not offered at this snack bar, you can taste the original flavor of the Bingfen. A bowl has toppings like red dates and wolfberries. It’s really inexpensive too.
Address: Snacks Street, Lantian Opera House, Three Gorges Square, Shapingba District (opposite to Longbingfen)
(Translated by Xu Mengmiao, Fathom Language Limited)