Longyou Hair Cake丨This is a special product of Longyou County, Zhejiang Province, and a National Geographic Indication of China. The production began in Ming Dynasty and has more than 600 years of history. The production process is unique, ingredients are exquisite. The color of finished product is white like jade, pores are fine as needles, smell is delicious, food is sweet but not greasy, waxy but not sticky. Because of its unique taste, exquisite production, and homonym "Fugao" which means "auspicious", it has become a must-have snack for locals at festivals.
Longyouren and Fa Cake
Every family grinds rice noodles, every household makes hair cakes, and everyone prays for "good luck" in coming year. The Chinese New Year of Longyu people begins with preparation of hair cakes, which have become picture of Chinese New Year, filled with scent of Longyu.
Chinese New Year for people of Longyou is full of wealth, joy and excitement, and what pervades this time and space is always unique sweetness of cake. When every family treats family and friends, first treat should be fat pies, because hair pies are not only delicious, but also full of blessings for New Year.
In old house, Lan Jingguo makes hair cakes. Square courtyards, rough stone millstones and dark earthen ovens evoke simplest rural memories.
Steam is boiling on a clay stove, and lard, and sugar, and rice wine, and rice noodles are ready. As in past few decades, Lan Jingguo began a series of skillful operations until basket of steamed pies was ready. fragrant. From a pot...
匚From a small workshop to a large enterprise
Lan Jingguo learned how to make hair cakes from his father at age of 16. His father's rigorous training allowed young Lan Jingguo to master all skills of making hair cakes in a year and a half.
Because of his love, he persisted. His father's daily routine was extremely tight: what time to get up, what time to grind flour, and what time to put double boiler in double boiler ... In that era, they lived such a busy and busy life every day, but it was not hard for them. On contrary, there is some that filling happiness. It is in order to make a living, more and more clients come in, and business increases every year. This may be source of master's perseverance.
Word of mouth, one pass to ten, ten to one hundred and 35 years of perseverance have made Lan Jinguo's business more and more popular. In order to meet needs of customers, it also pushed him to constantly move from workshops to enterprises, and scale of production became larger and larger. Before and after Spring Festival, it is not enough to produce 50,000 hair cakes a day, and most of them are sold in local market, which shows that Longue people love hair cakes.
I can't get rid of my homesickness
During first Spring Festival after his birth, Longue will definitely eat his first piece of cake. It is a folk custom that has been passed down from generation to generation for millennia, and is also seed of a lifelong nostalgia for hair cakes sown in hearts of all Longyou people. Many Longyou people in foreign countries satisfy their longing for their hometown with this cake-filled mouth.
Lan Jingguo recalled that in past, communication was not developed, and many Longyou people went to foreign countries when they were young, and settled in different parts of country when they became old. Due to long distance and inconvenient transportation, they and did not return. There are many old people who call him and send cakes by mail. But now is age of Internet, just lift your finger and cake will be delivered to your home.
There is always a taste that has been deeply imprinted in my heart since childhood, and there is always a delicious taste that people dream of all their lives. Traveling world and tasting all flavors of world, all wanderers who go out into street are same: they crave not delicious food, but deep nostalgia.
After eating this delicacy, they will have heartfelt satisfaction: "This is taste of childhood, this is taste of mother, and this is taste of Longyou."