in Ningxia is mainly featured by Muslim flavors. There are various local
snacks mostly featuring the flavor of the Hui people.
Mutton in Ningxia is fresh and tender, and its smell is not strong.
Slices of mutton can be boiled and serve together with various ingredients,
Chinese cabbage, and vermicelli made from pea starch.
This dish has been popular for 1,000 years.
The grabbed mutton, cooked with sheep ribs, is one of the traditional
flavors of the Hui people in Ningxia, and is fresh, tender, and fragrant.
The dove-fish is a special fish live in the torrents of the Yellow River
water. For hundreds of years, it has been a tribute to the royal court.
Shaped like a peony in blossom, it is one of the famous traditional
dishes in Ningxia.
Mutton with Wolfberry Fruits
Tanyang, a kind of sheep raised in Ningxia, and wolfberry fruits, are
native products of Ningxia. Fry the slices of mutton and the soaked
wolfberry fruits, then serve. This dish is pleasant to the taste, and
nutritious. It is a common medicinal dish in local Ningxia.
The fried cake is round, with a big hole in the middle. It is red in
color, delicious, and scorched outside and tender inside.
Deep-Fried Twisted Dough Sticks
The deep-fried twisted dough sticks are mostly cooked on festive occasions,
such as the Lesser Bairam and the Corban (Animal Slaughtering) festivals.
It is delicious and crisp, and unique in shape.
One of the most favorite drinks of the Hui people in Ningxia, the Eight-Treasured
Tea consists of tea, ice sugar, longan, sesame, raisin, dried apricot,
wolfberry fruits, and jujube. It is usually served with a teacup with
lid and saucer.
Cooked Entrails of Sheep
The entrails include sheep's head, its lung, liver, and tripe, which
are boiled with pepper oil, onion, chilli, and gourmet powder.
Gruel of Sweetened, Fried Flour
The gruel of sweetened, fried flour is made of flour, the fat of sheep
or cattle, salt, onion, and gourmet powder. Served after stirring with
boiling water, it can appease one's hunger and quench one's thirst.
Cut the thin cake made of filtered flour into strips. Serve with ingredients,
such as vinegar, soybean sauce, salt, and hot pepper oil. It is the
most popular snack in summer because it can relieve heat.