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What do you eat in the winter solstice in Wu language area is much richer than dumplings

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what to eat when the winter solstice comes? Many people will mention dumplings and glutinous rice balls. In Jiangnan, where there has always been the saying that the winter solstice is as big as a year, where Wu dialect is widely used, the winter solstice food is not the same kind of dumplings and wontons, but rich and colorful. It makes people salivate when you mention it casually. Then let Lao Huangli introduce you what to eat in the winter solstice in Wu language area.


Hangzhou: New Year cakes are eaten in Hangzhou during the winter solstice. Every winter solstice, they make cakes to worship their ancestors or give gifts to relatives and friends. In terms of diet, three meals will make different flavors of rice cakes, sesame powder mixed with sugar, shredded meat fried rice cakes and so on.

Shaoxing: wonton in Shaoxing, the winter solstice is a big festival. Eating wonton, "Yue proverb" also mentions sweet wonton. We should worship our ancestors, make wine and pound rice before the winter solstice. Sleep well on the winter solstice.


Wuxi and Shanghai: eating soup dumplings at the winter solstice is also called "winter solstice dumplings". There is a folk saying that "one year older after eating dumplings". The winter solstice group can be used to worship ancestors or to give gifts to relatives and friends. In the old days, Shanghainese were most particular about eating dumplings. There is an ancient poem: "it is known that it is the winter solstice day of the Ming Dynasty to make glutinous rice balls by pounding rice at home."

Ningbo: sweet potato soup and turnip. Do you eat sweet potato soup and turnip in Ningbo? Rice cake. The so-called "?" is a unique cooking method, which refers to thickening or drying the soup of fish, meat and other dishes with low fire.


sweet potato soup is to cook the round seeds, sweet potatoes and wine together. "Fan" and "fan" are homonymous. In the understanding of Ningbo people, eating sweet potatoes at the winter solstice is to "turn" all the bad luck of the past year.

soup is similar to dumplings, but it is much smaller and there is no stuffing in it. Tang Yu is also called Yuanzi, which means "Reunion" and "consummation". Old Ningbo also has the saying that "one year older after eating Tangguo". When making sweet potato soup and fruit, wine should be added. In Ningbo Dialect, wine is also called "pulp board", and "pulp" is the same as "rise" in Ningbo Dialect, taking the good color of "rising wealth" and "rising happiness".

Suzhou: sweet scented osmanthus wine on the winter solstice night, Suzhou has the custom of drinking winter wine. The wine is brewed only once before the winter solstice. It is clear in color, fragrant and sweet.

there is a saying in Suzhou: "the winter solstice is as big as a year". The traditional Suzhou family will drink winter wine on the night of the winter solstice. Winter wine is a kind of rice wine. It is brewed with osmanthus and has a pleasant aroma. People in Suzhou drink wine on the winter solstice night, and at the same time, they will be accompanied by all kinds of pickled vegetables. In the cold winter, winter wine can not only drive away the cold, but also repose a beautiful wish of Suzhou people for life.

Changzhou: shallot and tofu Changzhou eats shallot and tofu on the winter solstice. Du, in Wu dialect, means slow cooking. Stewing with shallots is also to keep warm in winter.

Jiaxing Huzhou: Longan boiled eggs are cooked in Huzhou and Jiaxing, as well as the custom of eating longan boiled eggs in the winter solstice. They are cooked with red dates, longan and eggs, which is sweet and delicious.


in other areas, Jinhua, Zhejiang, especially Lanxi, there is a custom of eating chicken. You have to eat buckwheat noodles and dried fried noodles in port, and Pujiang will eat Ma CI on the winter solstice. Huzhou Deqing people eat chicken (soup chicken) and taro on the winter solstice night. It is believed that eating chicken on the winter solstice night can make a great tonic.

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