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Toufu Feast on Beijing outskirts

04-12-2010 14:10 BJT


Located 92 kilometers from Beijing, Liugou village is a place where you can see a piece of history. There are remnants of old city walls and even some ancient temples. From above, the village is shaped like a phoenix, and thus has become known as "Phoenix County". It's also famous for local specialties "Toufu Feast" and "Hot Pot", which come complete with secret recipes.

Covering over 63,000 square meters, Liugou Village used to be an crucial gateway of the Juyong Pass during the Ming Dynasty. In those days, soldiers were stationed here to guard the imperial mausoleum of the Ming Emperor.

Liugou village is famous for local specialties "Toufu Feast" and "Hot Pot", which come complete with secret recipes. 
Liugou village is famous for local specialties "Toufu
Feast" and "Hot Pot", which come complete with secret

But a recent boom of folk tourism has put the otherwise unknown Liugou on the tourist map. On the road to Liugou Village, you can easily spot the signs for"Toufu Feast".

The hot pot dish is a hearty stew of cabbage, tofu, potato, and pork. The combination comes from the tradition where local villagers would sit around a fire basin in winter trying to stay warm. The wok is made of clay and heated with charcoal fire. The tofu in Liugou village is not the ordinary type found in the supermarket. It is made with three kinds of beans, yellow, black, and green beans. The three-color tofu is a must on the menu. The village is used to welcoming guests from all over, including Australia, Canada, and Egypt.

After lunch, visitors are invited to see how tofu is made. Next, they can pick apples, plums, and apricots in the adjacent orchard.

Liugou village is famous for local specialties "Toufu Feast" and "Hot Pot", which come complete with secret recipes. 
Liugou village is famous for local specialties "Toufu Feast" and "Hot Pot", which
come complete with secret recipes. 

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