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Anhui Cuisine is one of the most Eight Culinary Traditions in China. It comprises the specialties of South Anhui, Yanjiang and Huai Bei. The highly distinctive characteristic of Anhui cuisine lies not only in the elaborate choices of cooking materials but also in the strict control of cooking process.

Anhui is a inland province with plenty of natural resources, which provides much wild herbs for Hui-style cuisine, such as pangolin, stone frog, mushroom, bayberry, tealeaves, bamboo shoot, dates, games, etc., are from mountain area. Huangshan Mountain has abundant products for dish cooking.

Anhui Cuisine comprises the specialties of South Anhui, Yanjiang and Huai Bei. The highly distinctive characteristic of Anhui cuisine lies not only in the elaborate choices of cooking materials but also in the strict control of cooking process. The chefs pay more attention to the taste, color of dishes and the temperature to cook them, with braising and stewing the major cooking techniques. Generally the food here is slightly spicy and salty.

Most famous dishes include Stewed Soft Shell Turtle with Ham, Bamboo Shoots Cooked with Sausage and Dried Mushroom, and etc.

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