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Jishui River Walk & Jiangxi Cuisine

Hey Hey and a Big G'Day toya,

Are you hungry? Cool me too, let me make a call.

My friends are busy for the next few hours but they are up for a big dinner of local Jiangxi Cuisine so until then why don’t we take a walk along the Jishui River and on the way we’ll drop into a temple that usually has weekend dances and performances. I do this walk several times a week and it takes me from my school in the very east of town all the way to the far end of town at what I call the West Bridge area, mainly because that’s where the west and last bridge out of town is.

We can then slowly walk back into town and met them at one of our friend’s restaurants. I’ve eaten there several times and the food is delicious!

<u>Jiangxi (Gan) Cuisine</u>

Jiangxi Cuisine, known locally as 'Gan Cuisine’ is derived from the native cooking styles from within the province.

It has a long history (dating back to the Qin and Han dynasty) and inherits the dishes of past centuries which have developed into the unique native dishes that I get to enjoy during my stay here in Jiangxi. There are also various kinds of local snacks and pastries that are made by using different cooking methods. Based on the Nanchang and Ganzhou schools, Jiangxi food is characterised by its local ingredients and special culinary arts including broiling, steaming, stir-frying, stewing, braising and rice-power steaming.

The food is widely acceptable in China as it is tasty, a little oily, not too rich or too salty yet mostly hot and spicy.

Like the cuisines of neighboring provinces, Jiangxi cuisine favours overtly spicy flavours and like many regions surrounding it, chili peppers are directly used as vegetable instead of as flavouring as they are in most other Chinese regional cuisines. One of the main characteristics of the cuisine is that there are rarely cold dishes, nor is anything served raw in contrast to other Chinese cuisines. This is due to that it uses tea oil as its primary cooking oil and if raw tea oil is consumed uncooked, it causes severe stomach problems for most people.

Due to its geography, fish banquets are also one of the characteristics of Jiangxi cuisine and in contrast to Heilongjiang cuisine (in the very north of China, found just beneath Russia) which is famed for fresh Sea Food banquets, Jiangxi cuisine is famed for freshwater fish banquets. It is also famous for its heavy emphasis on the utilisation of douchi (fermented black beans) and tofu, in comparison to other Chinese cuisines.

Jiangsu Cuisine is also famous for its beautiful appearance. There is also a detailed sequence with which to serve the dishes. All the dishes should not only taste marvellous but also look attractive.

Jiangxi dishes focus mainly on the cooking processes and in terms of cutting skills, there are eighteen varieties and three categories. Seasoning and cooking time are also of vital importance while trays of irregular shape are utilised to emphasise the theme so as to stimulate the guests’ appetite.

Beers N Noodles toya…..shane ___________________________________________________________

The soundtrack to this entry was by Magic Dirt The album was &#8216;Life Was Better’ ____________________________________________________________

Jishui River Walk &#38;amp; Cuisine

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Jishui River Walk &#38;amp; Cuisine

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