Refreshing delicacies saving your appetite in summer
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- The hot temperature is back on track recently and if you have lost your appetite, no worries, we have several recommendations on some refreshing delicacies to help you find your straying appetite.
How can cold noodles be left in refreshing foods? When it is summertime, cold voodles are regarded as main dishes for households. With additions such as the refreshing bean sprouts, kelps and cucumber slices and all sorts of ingredients, cold noodles are sure to bring your appetite back with its sour and spicy taste. Although not so tempting enough as Chongqing Noodles, it definitely cures your anorexia.
Restaurants recommended: Cheng Liang Mian, at Zifu Road, Huangnibang, Yubei District, with 17 yuan/person; Dongzhongxiang, at Mellow Shopping Paradise, Tuanjie Road, Jiulongpo District, with 13 yuan/person
It can be quite satisfactory to have a cup of bean jelly in such hot weather. Bean jelly’s magic can never be underestimated. The addition of bright-colored oil extracted from chili peppers makes bean jelly tender and smooth, your swollen lips are never enough in persuading you to put down the chopsticks.
Restaurants recommended: Mao Bean Jelly, on 4/F 88 Jiabin Road, Hongyadong, Yuzhong District, with 8 yuan/person; Chongqing Shangxintu Bean Jelly, at Ciqikou Ancient Town in Shapingba District, with 12 yuan/person
Cold Eggplants with Sauce
Eggplants are highly nutritional and delicious, it can be prepared in many ways, for example, it can be braised in soy sauce and sauteed in slices, but neither comes so refreshing as Cold Eggplants with Sauce. A cold dish of eggplants with sauce covered is sure to win your appetite back. Although prepared much the same way as bean jelly, Cold Eggplants with Sauce is even more tender. A bite of that gives a unique aroma of the vegetable, and something completely different from that of bean jelly.
Restaurants recommended: Chunyang Old Restaurant, at Chunyangdong, Guanyinyan, Yuzhong District, 63 yuan/person; There’s a Tofu Pudding Cantine, at Minzu Road, Jiefangbei, Yuzhong District, with 21 yuan/person
Stir Fry Minced Pork with Pickled Bean
You’d be a fake Chongqing native if you weren’t aware of the dish. Stir Fry Minced Pork with Pickled Bean takes you back to the long-gone childhood time when you sat on a chair eating with a spoon while your eyes fixed on the television. The dish prepares easily and goes well with rice.
Restaurants recommended: Chongqing Wanwanxiang, at Wuyi Road, Jiefangbei, Yuzhong District, with 26 yuan/person; Aisle Tofu Pudding, at No. 30, Degrees Jieba, Jiaochangkou, Yuzhong District, with 19 yuan/person
Bingfen, Lianggao and Liangxia
Bingfen (snacks prepared using powered apple-of-Peru), Lianggao (snacks made of glutinous rice served cold in summer) and Liangxia (snacks made of glutinous rice and look like shrimps) are “Street fighters” of Chongqing. Various small stalls selling these snacks are seen at streets. In those days when milk tea, ice-creams and popsicles are unavailable, these are food that Chongqing people enjoy in so hot summer day. Tender at the first bite, and it is sweeter than your first love with the addition of brown sugar.
Restaurants recommended: Zhaoniangniang, at No .16, Paradise Walk, Jiangbei District, with 16 yuan/person; Guolin Ice Cake, at No. 59, Xiejiawan Center Street, Jiulongpo District, with 6 yuan/person
(Translated by Yang Lifu, Fathom Language Limited)