Another year of the Qingming!
As soon as Qingming arrives, the temperature rises and the rainfall increases, which is a good time for spring ploughing and spring planting.
So a lot of delicious food with great spring color is coming on the stage. Let's search for the taste of Qingming season~~
Qingming season is the time when the wheat straw in the south of the Yangtze River grows flourishing. Therefore, Qingming season has the custom of eating green dumplings in the south of the Yangtze River. In fact, the dumpling is mashed with 'wheatgrass' and squeezed to produce juice. Then, the juice is mixed with the water-grind glutinous rice (dried powder) and kneaded to make out as Green dumpling.
Nuangu Bun is a traditional snack of Taining. The raw material of Nuangu Bun is GnaphaliumaffineD, also known as Fo’er Grass in China, which is called Nuangu grass by local people. On the eve of the Qingming Festival every year, the field is covered with Fo’er Grass, which is hairy and tender. It's a good time to pick and make Nuangu Bun.
Ai Ban Is a traditional snack that Hakka people must have during Qingming Festival. there is an old saying ' Eating AI Yin before and after Qingming Festival, all year round get away of sickness.'.
Eating Sanzi is a tradition in Qingming Festival in north and south China. Sanzi is called 'cold noodle' in ancient times. It originated in the spring and autumn period and the warring states period. In order to commemorate Jie zitui, a famous official and righteous man of Jin State, the using of fire is forbidden for three days during cold food festiva. Therefore, people fry some Sanzi in advance as food during the cold food festival. This is the origin of Sanzi.
Zi Tui Steam Bun
Zi Tui Steam Bun, also known as MoMo, it is a traditional Qingming food of Shan xi Province.
Zi tui Steam Bun is carefully kneaded with combs, scissors, awls, tweezers and other tools, as well as ormosia, black soya bean, prickly peppers and food pigments. It is wrapped with eggs or dates, with a top kneading on it, and decorated with flowers. Decorative surface is a small bread made of dough. Its shape includes swallow, insect, snake, rabbit or four treasures of study.
Wu Ren Rice
When it comes to the seasonal delicacies of Qingming Festival , the Wu Ren Rice of the She family in eastern Fujian has to be mentioned here. Wu Ren rice is also called 'Wu Mi Rice'. Every year, on the third day of the third month of the lunar calendar, every family in the She village has to cook 'Wu Ren rice' and present it to relatives and friends of the Han nationality. Over time, the local Han people also have the custom of eating 'Wu Ren rice' in the Qingming Festival.