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Ten cuisines you mustn't miss in Changsha


Updated: 2016-08-03

Yellow catfish (huang ya jiao)

Ten cuisines you mustn't miss in Changsha
Yellow catfish [Photo/ Changsha.com.cn]

The name of this dish is derived from the yellow color of the catfish and the strange duck-like noise they makes when they are caught. The dish itself is fried until crispy, and is beloved by Changsha locals for its fragrant, fresh and spicy flavor. The head of the fish is a delicacy in itself, and is often reserved for the most senior person at the dining table.

Steamed fish head with chopped bell peppers (duo jiao yu tou)

Ten cuisines you mustn't miss in Changsha
Steamed fish head with peppers [Photo/ en.changsha.gov.cn]

This Hunan classic, known across the globe, blends color and fragrance with fresh fish and spice. A large fish head is steamed and then covered in a heady mix of chopped bell peppers, garlic, coriander, onion, ginger and fermented soya beans.

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