Suzhou-style mung bean soup has a minty flavor
Suzhou nativeslike to drink mung bean soup in a glass through a thick straw. The soup isunique.Mung bean soupis very popular in China as one of the best ways to keep cool and quench thirstin summer. The Suzhou-style mung bean soup is different from those in otherplaces. The ingredients include not only mung beans, but also sticky rice, candieddate and wax gourd, kumquat,etc, which are brewed together in mint water. The soup is therefore beautifuland delicious. In hot days, itis refreshing to have a sip of the Suzhou-style mung bean soup and then a biteof the soft Suzhou-style mint cake.&e... [MORE]
Eating cold noodles with sauces in summer is cool!
People in Suzhouboil noodles, and then cool them with an electric fan to make them slippery andprevent them from sticking together.The noodles usedto make cold noodles are usually flat, and thicker than those used to makenoodles with soup. When boiling the noodles, a little bit oil can be added tothe water so that the noodles will look lustrous. The coolednoodles are mixed with shredded cucumber and carrot, mung bean sprouts and,most important, the sauce, which can vary according to personal pre... [MORE]
Fish and shrimp recipes are widely loved in summer
Sanxia Noodlesmade of the heads, roes and main bodies of fresh river shrimps is a populardish in summer. The heads, roesand main bodies of the shrimps are carefully separated. Then these ingredientsare stir-fried with seasonings, and mixed with boiled noodles with or withoutsoup.The toppings andnoodles must be mixed well. The shelled shrimps are delicate and smooth, whilethe roes are savory and sweet, and the shrimp heads give a unique aroma.The Cracking EelPaste is a famous Suzhou dish. It is made by stir-frying ricefield eels withseasonings, adding chopped caraway and shallot and pouring cra... [MORE]