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Zhangjiajie Tujia Food Overview

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Pepole in China’s mountainous regions are known for eating unique things and the Hunanese are fond of spicy food ,while Zhangjiajie people prefer both. As Zhangjiajie is a tourist destination ,many standard Chinese dishes and the famous ones of minorities are available here, such as Sauteed Preserved Pork, Dried Tofu Slices and Kung Pao Chicken. Most dishes are quite delicious, which will definitely add color to your journey in Zhangjiajie.

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Sautéed Preserved Pork

Tujia cuisines are predominated with dishes like Tujia Hot Pot, Fried Bee Eggs, and Tuajianiancai. Such Tujia specialties as ge fen(Kudzu root powder), rice wine, cold noodles and Ciba ( a kind of pie made from Glutinous rice) are tasty very much. In addition, “Tujia niancai” refers to the main dishes presented on the eve of the spring festival, including Steamed Meat , Chicken Soup with Chestnuts, Tujia Hot Pot and Sauteed Preserved Fish. At that time, Tujia people will reflect on the past and pay tribute to their ancestors. Dishes are usually placed at the center of the table so that everyone around the table can share them. And a Tujia hot pot usually is the favorite of all family members.

Sautéed Preserved Fish

Other local specialties include Chicken Feet with Pickled Peppers, Mapo Tofu andGuotie(Pan-friedDumpling). For those fond of spicy food, try the sauteed beef with wild pepper. Breakfast generally consists of buns, noodles , dumplings , fried bread stick , soybean milk and Won ton.

Dried Tofu Slices

Glutinous Rice Pie (Ciba)

Glutinous Rice balls

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    Rice wine brewing industry grows rapidly in Zhangjiajie

    A worker tastes rice wine at a distillery in Wulingyuan District of Zhangjiajie, central China's Hunan Province, Jan. 8, 2019. Rice wine, an alcoholic beverage fermented and distilled from rice, is a local specialty for celebrating festivals or treating guests. With the development of tourism, the rice wine brewing industry grows rapidly, and becomes a new engine for poverty alleviation.
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    Focus on food recommendation for Hunan tourism[Photo Gallery]

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  • Long-xia-hua Tea(Lobster Flower Tea)

    Long-xia-hua Tea(Lobster Flower Tea)

    ZJJ Long-xia-hua Tea is one of the very special kinds of tea here: It is a mixture of a kind of precious flower ingredient and tea. The name “Long Xia Hua Cha” means “Tea of lobster flower”. Why? Just take a look at this kind of tea: It is a little bigger than usually how big tea leaves are, and it just looks like one special flower growing in zhanjaijie–lobster flower.What’s more the making process of this kind of tea is really careful and complicated:1.This tea is collected only in April every year to make sure that everything is in its best situation.2.There are many requirements for what leaves can be selected, Such as: They should be the top 1 or 2 leaves of the brunch, they should be about 3cm long…3.The producing process is complicated: Dry, Clean, Select, fry…With the quality guaranteed many travelers bring home as a kind of health-benefit gift for their friend.Translated by Sophia
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  • Steamed fish head with diced hot red peppers

    Steamed fish head with diced hot red peppers

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  • Zhangjiajie cili seven sisters chili

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    Recently, Dongxi seven sisters chili passed the national geographical indication products trial. “Dongxi seven sisters chili” won the gold award in provincal agricultural fair.
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  • Zhangjiajie Lactarius delicious-Wild mushroom

    Zhangjiajie Lactarius delicious-Wild mushroom

    Wild mushroom is a wide family with various members. In Zhangjiajie, when talking about wild mushrooms, you must learn something and had better have a taste of Lactarius delicious, a kind of rare wild mushroom.
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  • Zhangjiajie stone agarics

    Zhangjiajie stone agarics

    Zhangjiajie is famous for mountains.Being richly endowed by nature, wild plants in Zhangjiajie are of tough vitality. Take the local specialty stone agarics as example; stone agarics are living in the sandstone cliffs in Wulingyuan scenic zones, Zhangjiajie. On the one hand, stone agarics are delicious food for their rich nutrition; on the other hand, they are medicine for anti-inflammation and nourishing.
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  • Steamed Pork with Rice Flour

    Steamed Pork with Rice Flour

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  • Shredded Pork with Garlic Sprouts

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    Have you ever heard a dish called Shredded Pork with Garlic Sprouts? It is a very special dish. It has some characteristics, such as, the pork in this dish is smooth and tasty, and the garlic sprouts are fresh and tender.
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