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Bodiless Kylin
 
Here "kylin" refers to doglet and "body" refers to pork stomach. Cook doglet wrapped in pork stomach, slice open the pork stomach to serve, and comes the "Bodiless Kylin". With major raw materials of pork stomach and doglet, Bodiless Kylin is neither fat nor greasy, and it tonifies kidney and strengthens “yang”. 
 

 
 
Instant-boiled Nine-meat
 
It uses nine choice organ meats and tender meats of cattle, Such as the tip of beef tongue, coronet of beef heart, tip of beef tripe, beef short loin, omasum, Scalded Aorta, kidney, etc., instant-boil them in soup or wine, and they are ready to serve. 
 

 
 
Four-Stuffing Overflowing the Bean Curd
 
It is a special local dish for Hakka touristry in West Fujian. Cook the major raw material of unique bean (May Yellow) mixed with plaster-of-Paris into soybean milk, and produces the white bean curd. Then select the ingredients of fresh lean pork and tender beef without a fascia, add a small amount of red mushroom, black mushroom, spring onion etc and chop up into fresh meat sauce for the stuffing. Stuff lumps of minced meat into the fresh bean curd. When the lard is hot in the pan, put the stuffed bean curd with the minced meat upturned into the pan, add fresh chicken soup, sprinkle a little salted black bean, and braise on slow fire. Wait until it is done, then sprinkle some powdered pepper, small stalks of spring onion, take them out of the pan after the soup is completely absorbed by the bean curd, and serve while it is still hot.
 

 
 
Braised Dog Meat of Xinquan
 
Braised Dog Meat of Xinquan is cooked with the cleanly rinsed pieces of meat of homebred dog’ plus an amount of water. Know-how: firstly, carefully select ingredients generally combined with dried tangerine peel, kaempferia galamga, and ginger; secondly, add water according to the dog size while cooking it on a fierce fire until it boils ’then gradually decrease the firepower; the knack is to stop when the dog meat is just done and turning rot with the water in the pan is just boiled away  Thirdly, pay attention to flavor treating ’primarily brining’ ingredient adding and rice wine at an appropriate time.  
 
 
Local Specialties of Longyan
 
Dried Tofu of Changting
 
It is famous both at home and abroad for its making and its ingredients. The finished product is coffee-colored in semitransparent square shape, five-flavored, chewy, and with pleasant aftertaste. A great variety of Chinese herbal medicine is added into the ingredient to make a good health food that stimulates the appetite and has a remarkable curative effect on climate sickness. It entered "A handpick of Famous, Good Quality, and Diversified New products of china" in 1991.
 

 
Changting Hetian Chicken
 
It has a high content of protein and bezoar acid and has effects of retarding of senescence, anti-cancer and curing senile dementia etc. In 1964 ’Hetian Chicken won the runner-up in the competition of famous international chickens at Guangzhou International Trade Fair. What’s more, standard Hetian Chicken has been appointed as a famous and precious product for export. Among various styles of cooking, Hetian Chicken is most famous for the Ginger Cold Chicken. It is highly praised for its being aromatic, crispy, tender, & smooth and its bone easily picked.  
 

 
Liancheng White Dove Duck
 
White Dove Duck is a small white mutation of Chinese Sheldrake and is unique all over the world. It has got the name since its producing area is located in Liancheng County, Fujian Province. White Dove Duck is a hybrid of dove and duck. After continual seed selection by duck farmers, it has become a rare species of China. In 2000, it was among the List of Protected Variety Resources of Country-level Livestock & Birds and was awarded "Brand-Name Products of China International Agriculture Expo" and "Famous Agricultural Products of Fujian". 
 
Liancheng Red-heart Sweet Potato Chip
 
Red-heart Sweet Potato Chip is sweet in taste, neutral in nature, and suitable for people of all ages. Deep orange in color, soft and chewy in texture, it contains abundant vitamins, fine cellulose, carotene and other nutrient substance with a great variety of health care functions ’such as regulating and tonifying the blood, strengthening the Middle-Jiao, being purgative, invigorating Qi and promoting production of body fluid. And it is a good merchantable brand as gifts for your friends and relatives and a delicacy to entertain guests to feast. It was successively awarded the titles of "Provincial Quality Products, Famous Agricultural Products of Fujian, Gold Prize of Special Products at `99 Kunming World Expo, and Gold Prize of 2000 Fujian Choice Agricultural Products Expo.
 

 
Liancheng Rice Paper
 
It has a modest thickness’soft texture, strong tenacity, white and clean' and even anti-set-off. Since writing or painting with it does not fade’it has long been a favorite precious paper for calligraphers and artists. Liancheng Rice Paper sells well to Japan and S.E. Asia’and was once awarded the Certificate of Honor of High-quality Products of Ministry of Economic & Trade Relations of China.  
 
Longyan Chengang Wine
 
As the highest grade yellow rice wine, Chenggang Wine is a famous wine assigned for state Banquets. It has got the name since it settles at the bottom of wine vats (literally Chenggang in Chinese) after the technique procedure of "three-floating and three-settling" during brewage. It contains a great variety of amino acids’and regular drinking it is good for your health in that it relaxes muscles and tendons, promotes blood circulation, retards senescence’and prolongs life. It is one of the "Ten Most Famous High-quality Health-care Wine of China", and it sells well to countries and regions of Hong Kong, Macao, S.E. Asia, and America etc. 
 

 
Wuping Pork Gallbladder & Liver
 
It is a famous cold dish for banquets in West Fujian. As a combination of pork liver and gallbladder, it is violet brown, aromatic, slightly sweet, and contains a great variety of saccharide, vitamins and other nutritional ingredients. It has the effects of promoting production of body fluid, strengthening the stomach, clearing away heat and toxic materials, and it is a tasty food to treat guests and as gifts for your friends and relatives.
 

 
Yongding Dried Vegetable
 
It has long been well-known for its good color, smell and taste. Edible all the year round, it is easy to keep, convenient to eat, suitable to steam, stir-fry, dip in soup, and match with vegetables and meat. Eating soup with the sour dried vegetable in hot weather has the function of promoting production of body fluid, quenching thirstelieving summer-heat and stimulating the appetite. When cooked with appetite food, it tastes hot, salty and aromatic’and it has the effects of inducing appetite, aiding digestion and reducing fat. 
 

 
Yongding Wanyin Tea
 
Wanyin Tea is pure natural Chinese medicine made from 34 kinds of Chinese medicinal herbs such as ageratum, santalum, lilac etc’and it possess primary functions of inducing mild diaphoresis, relieving exterior syndrome’strengthening the spleen and stomach’being anti-cough, removing dampness through diuresis’removing food stagnancy, and resolving stagnation. And it is an indispensable sovereign remedy for home and traveling.