Longhu Ancient Village, with the history of a thousand years,
sits quietly along the bank of Han River.
Amidst the daily noise, the ancient village ages gracefully.
As dynasties change, the village continues to evolve,
but its exclusive flavor is cherished by those who care about it.
Longhu Crispy Candy, one of Chaozhou's traditional delicacies.
Renowned for its delicate fragrance and melt-in-the-mouth texture, it's celebrated both at home and abroad.
The first and most crucial step is boiling sugar.
With some water, white sugar is boiled until it turns milky white.
Add lard and chopped green onions, and then simmer it over low heat.
When the syrup bubbles and turns brown,
pour it into a pan, and let it cool over a water bath.
When it becomes sticky, quickly pull it into a crispy texture.
The pulling must be done while it's still hot, in one swift motion,
to deliver the delicious, crispy texture of the candy.
Then, add some peanuts to enhance its texture.
Cut it into mahjong tile-sized pieces, and you have Longhu Crispy Candy.
Longhu Steamed Cake is another traditional Chaozhou delicacy.
Because its appearance resembles a book, it's also known as "Booklet Cake".
Combine white sugar with a suitable amount of water to make syrup,
then add maltose and lard, stir vigorously.
Mix the cooked syrup with cake flour in the right proportions, roll it out, and press it into blocks,
then steam them over boiling water for about two minutes, and slice them into pieces.
Pastries and snacks, while they may not command as much attention as the main courses,
they always leave a lasting impression without being noticed.
Longhu Ancient Village boasts a multitude of traditional snacks.
Each of these Longhu ancient flavors
carries the historical imprints of this thousand-year-old village.
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