ODD / ODD NEWS
'Mahjong Qingtuan,' a perfect combination of two Chinese favorites
Published: Apr 06, 2021 06:48 PM
A small stall at a countryside market in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality has outdone other scenic spots for its ingenious combination of two Chinese favorites - Qingtuan and mahjong. Photo: screenshot of Pear Video on Sina Weibo.

A small stall at a countryside market in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality has outdone other scenic spots for its ingenious combination of two Chinese favorites - Qingtuan and mahjong. Photo: screenshot of Pear Video on Sina Weibo.

 

A small stall at a countryside market in Fuling, Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, has outdone other scenic spots to become one of the must-go places for tourists during the Qingming Festival holiday, due to its ingenious combination of two Chinese favorites - Qingtuan and mahjong.

Qingtuan, a traditional Chinese snack made of glutinous rice mixed with wormwood juice or barley grass and red bean stuffing, is usually served in southern part of China on Qingming Festival, when people sweep tombs in honor of their late relatives or have an outing in spring. 

Local villagers have come up with original ways of making Qingtuan. "We have special stuffing from spicy chicken, leeks, and yolks, and we also made the Qingtuan in the shape of mahjong pieces which are adored by local people in Chongqing," explained Wen Yan, a staff member at the scenic spot in Fuling.

According to the video shared on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo, another special of the day that attracted crowds of visitors was called the "Big Mac" - a pile of giant rice balls three times the size of your hand.

Global Times
blog comments powered by Disqus