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Traditional Fujian-style food: Huang Zehe Peanut Soup

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: Oct 31, 2019


Huang Zehe Peanut Soup is a restaurant that specializes in peanut soup, a traditional Fujian-style dessert from the 1950s. [Photo/xm.gov.cn]

Due to its unique geological conditions, East China's Fujian province is rich with peanuts, and Fujian residents use them in many types of food, of which the most famous is the peanut soup sold at Huang Zehe Peanut Soup, a restaurant with a history of more than 50 years.

The peanut kernels in the soup are crisp and crunchy, while the white soup is sweet and refreshing. It goes well with some other sweet or salty specialties, such as deep-fried dough sticks, fried leek dumplings, steamed meat dumplings, sweet buns, and fried glutinous rice.

The peanut soup is suitable for people of all ages and is believed to have a tonic function that can moisten the lungs, quench one's thirst, and help one's digestion.

Huang Zehe Peanut Soup is located on Zhongshan Road in Xiamen. It has developed a wide range of nutritious soups, including a Chinese red date and peanut soup and a sweet soup with longan and peanuts; however, its most popular is peanut soup. The restaurant was named a Chinese time-honored brand in 1991, and has opened more than 100 franchises in Minnan areas.