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Delve into the delectable world of Chaoshan cuisine, explore its unique ingredients and hear the stories of the people behind its creation.

Last Updated: 8/7/2022Network: Tencent Video
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Gluten
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8.00
5 votes

#1 - Gluten

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/20/2020

Niang Pi
star
8.00
6 votes

#2 - Niang Pi

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/20/2020

Preserved Radish
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7.91
11 votes

#3 - Preserved Radish

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/11/2019

An age-old Chaoshan tradition, the preserved white radish can put an innovative spin on various dishes, from spare ribs to stir-fried squid.

Souherb
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7.83
6 votes

#4 - Souherb

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/20/2020

Gua Gua
star
7.75
4 votes

#5 - Gua Gua

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/20/2020

Oysters
star
7.71
14 votes

#6 - Oysters

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/11/2019

Steamed, marinated, stir-fried, grilled or dried. A classic in Chaoshan cuisine, the oyster is traditionally cultivated in the town of Jingzhou.

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Mutton
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7.67
6 votes

#7 - Mutton

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/20/2020

Cooked Chopped Entrails of Sheep
star
7.60
5 votes

#8 - Cooked Chopped Entrails of Sheep

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/20/2020

Hu Tieu
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7.59
17 votes

#9 - Hu Tieu

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/11/2019

A quintessentially Choashan staple and a taste of home for many, kway teow (rice-noodle strips) can be stir-fried or wrapped around tasty fillings.

Chaozhou Mandarin Oranges
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7.54
13 votes

#10 - Chaozhou Mandarin Oranges

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/11/2019

A regional product, the Chaozhou orange can be deep-fried or dried and preserved to make sweet treats, while its peel can be used for zesty seasoning.

Mussels
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7.45
11 votes

#11 - Mussels

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/11/2019

Harvested from Nan'ao Island's shores, mussels are a summer delicacy that can be cooked with basil, folded into spring rolls and added to fried rice.

Chinese Motherwort
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7.44
9 votes

#12 - Chinese Motherwort

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/11/2019

Known for both taste and nutritional value, Chinese motherwort is blanched and aded to soup and congee as a breakfast favorite.

Potato
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7.43
7 votes

#13 - Potato

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/20/2020

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Puning Bean Paste
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7.42
12 votes

#14 - Puning Bean Paste

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/11/2019

Long ago, migrants from the north brought soybeans to Chaoshan, now home to a unique bean paste featured in many dishes, from spinach to steamed fish.

Fish Ball and Wrapped Fish
star
7.40
10 votes

#15 - Fish Ball and Wrapped Fish

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/11/2019

In Chaoshan, the lizardfish is deboned and pounded to make surimi (fish paste) -- a versatile ingredient with a uniquely smooth and elastic texture.

Seaweed
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7.38
13 votes

#16 - Seaweed

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/11/2019

To bring out umami and impart the flavor of the sea, the versatile ingredient seaweed can be stir-fried, deep-fried, roasted and sprinkled on soup.

Galangal
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7.36
11 votes

#17 - Galangal

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/11/2019

Galangal arrived in Chaoshan from Southeast Asia a long time ago, imbuing meat dishes like chicken and lamb with a fragrant punch.

Meal of Fish
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7.33
12 votes

#18 - Meal of Fish

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/11/2019

Salted, boiled and air-dried in bamboo baskets, the mackerel scad is among many seafoods that make for a chewy, flavorful and simple main dish.

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Lily
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7.33
6 votes

#19 - Lily

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/20/2020

Beef Noodles
star
7.33
6 votes

#20 - Beef Noodles

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/20/2020

Lei Cha
star
7.31
13 votes

#21 - Lei Cha

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 2/11/2019

In the Hakka tradition, tea leaves are cooked with fresh herbs, then ground with sesame seeds or peanuts in a mortar to make lei cha, a fragrant drink.

Beef Hot Pot
star
7.31
13 votes

#22 - Beef Hot Pot

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/11/2019

Expert butchers in Chaoshan sharpen their knives to slice premium beef into perfect, marbled cutlets that are juicy, tender, and ready for hot pot.

Marinated Crab
star
7.23
13 votes

#23 - Marinated Crab

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/11/2019

Garlic. Cilantro. Chili pepper. The marinated raw-crab dish varies in style from Puning to Shantou, but it's always fresh and tender.

Yusheng
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7.17
12 votes

#24 - Yusheng

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/11/2019

Enjoyed with vegetables and dipping sauce, yu sheng (freshly sliced raw fish) is a delicacy with a long history in Chaoshan.

Flaxseed
star
7.17
6 votes

#25 - Flaxseed

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/20/2020

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