Fujian food

fujian hakka earth building
  • Province:
    Fujian (Chinese:福建, Pinyin: Fújiàn)
  • Population :
  • Area :
    121,400 sq km (46,900 sq mi)
  • Overview:
    Fujian is one of the most linguistically diverse places in all Han Chinese areas of China. Local dialects can become unintelligible within 10 km.

Fujian cuisine is derived from the native cooking style of the province of Fujian, China. Fujian style cuisine is known to be light but flavourful, soft, and tender, with particular emphasis on umami taste, known in Chinese cooking as "xiānwèi", as well as retaining the original flavour of the main ingredients instead of masking them.


The techniques employed in the cuisine are complex but the results are ideally refined in taste with no "loud" flavours. Particular attention is also paid on the knife skills and cooking technique of the chefs. Emphasis is also on utilizing broth/soup, and there is a sayings in the region's cuisine: "One broth can be changed into numerous (ten) forms" and "It is unacceptable for a meal to not have soup"

Buddha Jumps Over the Wall
Buddha Jumps Over the Wall, or fo tiao qiang, is a variety of shark fin soup in Cantonese and Fujian cuisine. Since its creation during the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1912), the dish has been regarded as a Chinese delicacy known for its rich taste, usage of various high-quality ingredients and special manner of cooking ...more
Oyster omelette
Oyster omelette is a Chinese dish of Teochew/Fujian origin. It is also popular in places with Chaozhou and Fujianese influences such as in Guangdong, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, and Taiwan (where it is often sold in night markets) ...more
Delicious Xiamen Food
Xiamen cuisine represents that of the whole of Fujian. It is one of the eight most famous Chinese cooking styles. In past years, Xiamen cuisine has diversified, forming a unique flavor that can be described as simultaneously mild, tasty, light, crisp and slightly spicy. It is particularly famous for seafood, herbal dishes, Putuo vegetable dishes and local snacks ...more



Jimei School Village
Jimei is a small town on the other side of the bank facing north Xiamen Island, 17 kilometers (about 11 miles) from the Xiamen city center
Fujian Hakka Tulou has fallen under the preparative list declared by China for "Directory of World Heritages". The buildings of Zhengcheng, Chengqi, Yijing