Shuiting Street in Quzhou

2019-07-02 10:55:29 source: Zhejiang Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism


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Shuiting Street 水亭街

Opening Hours:24 hours

Admission Fee: Free

Address:Kecheng District, Quzhou City,  Zhejiang Province


Introduction

Shuiting Street is the most prosperous historical block in Quzhou with numerous hidden gems of Quzhou style. The well-arranged Ma Tau Walls are covered by rattan vegetation; the wooden doors, white walls and black tiles of the street houses witness the history of the city, which dates back to the Ming and Qing Dynasties. It is quite enjoyable to amble around these buildings and munch on some local snacks.


In an ancient food shop, you may find orecchiette, rice gruel with egg, chopped green onion pork, and other local snacks with their names writte on wooden boards. Fish head, duck head, rabbit head and duck flippers represent Quzhou’s famous "Three Heads and One Foot", and Quzhou people have a strong affinity for spicy food. The spice here is potent enough to sink into the marrow, which is  different from the Sichuan's general spicy cuisine. Don't miss the chance to delight your taste buds!

Besides these Quzhou specialties, another must-try is the hand-made "Qing Dynasty Wonton". Wonton is made by thin translucent white flour wrappings filled with meat and delicious gravy, floating in a fragrant steaming soup covered by drops of lard and chopped green onions. With each mouthful, the delious soup brings warmth to one’s heart.


(Executive Editor: Lubin WANG)


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