2016/02/09

Sampan Porridge(Guangdong)

 Sampan Porridge(Guangdong)

In the western suburbs of ancient Guangzhou, Litchi trees were planted along the riversides. It was called Litchi Gulf, It was one of the eight sightseeing spots of Ancient Guangzhou named "Night View of Litchi Gulf".

At dusk in summer, many people of letters and refined scholars and travelers would lounge here and enjoyed the view by the sampans, which some of them were especially engaged in supplying "sampan porridge". If travelers on the bank or on the other sampans wanted to buy the porridge the peddler on the sampan would bring it to them. By and by, even the
restaurants on the bank began to sell sampan porridge.

The ingredients of sampan porridge are shrimps and fish slices jellyfish, fried peanuts, green bean rolls, scallions and ginger. The porridge is boiled the moment before eating.
When it is cooked, a fragrant smell and hot steam will fill the nostrils. Now in Guangzhou people can taste this special porridge either in small restaurants or in Five-Star hotels.