Food


Lanzhou Lily

Lanzhou Lily is a special product of Lanzhou City, which is also a Chinese National Geography product. It tastes very sweet, has few fibers, and has no bitter taste. Lanzhou’s lily is large in size and white in color, and it is the only edible sweet lily in the country.



Yongdeng Kushui Rose

Yongdeng Kushui Rose is a special product of Yongdeng County, which is also a Chinese National Geography product. Kushui rose is a natural hybrid of blunt-toothed rose and Chinese traditional rose, one of Chinese four major rose strains, the world's rare plateau selenium-enriched rose variety. In 1984, the Lanzhou Municipal People's Congress Standing Committee decided that the Kushui rose was Lanzhou’s City Flower.



Niangpi

Niangpi is one of the unique flavors of the northwest China. This snack tastes delicious and refreshing. While eating the snack, cut a big sheet of Nangpi into thin strips, put a few pieces of steamed, sliced gluten, topped with chili oil, vinegar, minced garlic, soy sauce, mustard and other ingredients. The color is pleasing to the eye, and its scent is tempting. If you can eat a plate of Niangpi in the hot summer, you will feel really refreshed, and your appetite will increase a lot.



Three tables tea

The Three tables tea originated from the Tang Dynasty and was introduced to the northwest during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. It formed a unique tea with strong local characteristics. The tea set is exquisite and compact. It consists of three parts: tea cover, tea bowl and tea tray, so it is called “Three tables tea” or three bowls of tea. It is made of fine chrysanthemum, Fujian longan, Xinjiang raisin, Gansu Linze jujube, Dry litchi, and high-quality sugar. In the hot summer, drinking a bowl of tea is better than eating a watermelon. In the winter, the northwestern people got up in the morning, sitting around the fire, baking a few pieces of glutinous rice, or eating some Sanzi, always "scraping" a few bowls of tea. Say drinking with the bowl, that is an extension of leisure, chat, and customs. When drinking, you must drag the bowl and use the other hand to gently scrape the tea leaves floating in the bowl into the bowl lid. Use the bowl lid to pour out the tea. Therefore, the three tables tea are also called "scraping bowls".



Jiangshui Noodles

In the summer, the hottest time, many Lanzhou people want to eat the Jiangshui Noodles. Many noodle shops have hanged the signboard of the Jiangshui noodles + pig's trotters + ribs. When people walk into the store, the guys will first come out with a pot of Jiangshui to let you quench your thirst and then slowly order. A bowl of Jiangshui went down, and the summer heat disappeared, and the appetite was refreshing.



Lanzhou Beef Noodles

Lanzhou beef noodles began in the Jiaqing period of Qing dynasty. Gansu Dongxiang people Ma Liuqi was studied the old beef noodle soup from the Chenzijing Department of the Guozijian University in the village of Suzhai Village, Huaiqing Prefecture, Henan Province. After the innovation and improvement of Chen’s descendant Chen Hesheng and Hui chef Ma Baozi, “One transparent (Soup), two white (radish), three green (coriander garlic), four red (spicy), five yellow (slender yellow, Bright) "Unified the standard of Lanzhou beef noodles. In the long years after more than 200 years, Lanzhou beef noodles have been well-known in the world and are known as “the first noodle of China”.



Hot winter fruit

The north wind blows snow flowers,

A pot of fruit a pot of fire.

If the soft fruit feed thirsty,

Please try the hot winter fruit.



Soft pear

Mature after the winter, hidden into the winter, and it freezes into a puck. When it is eaten, it needs to be placed in a warm place to open, and the flesh is a pack of sweet water. There is a lot of pulp, sweet taste is like honey, and rich in wine. Soft pears are also called "perfume pears". The book of "Hexi Daozhong" wrote, "The mountains and rivers are not old heroes, and there are several battlefields around Qilian. Don’t say grapes are the most sweet, and the ice and snow are soft and fragrant."



Bai Feng peach

At the opening ceremony of Lanzhou Anning Peach Club in 2009, Anning District was awarded the title of “China's Fresh Peach Township” by the China Fruit and Vegetable Industry Brand Forum Organizing Committee. The Baifeng Peach, which is rich in the area, was also awarded the title of “China Top Ten Famous Peach”.



Cooked Chopped Entrails of Sheep

It is made from a mixture of sheep's head, hooves, blood, liver, heart, intestines, and belly.



Tian Peizi

Tian Peizi one of the specialty snacks in the Northwest. There is a jingle in the folk: "Sweet and sweet, the old man's baby is swallowing water, a bowl and two bowls can be appetizing, three bowls and four bowls of topping."



Gray beans

Gray, is point Penghui (a kind of grass after burn to ash). A kind of edible alkali extracted from a plant in Lanzhou. Beans are peas. The addition of edible alkali in the soup is to make the beans soft. In the past, the most popular day or night snacks, it must be the gray beans on the street corner little shop.