[ Huaiyang Cuisine ]
Huaiyang -lower reaches of Changjiang especially around Huaian and Yangzhou,is a fertile area of fish and rice(an area flowing with milk and honey)
The distinguishing feature of Huaiyang food is the wide variety of quality freshwater and saltwater fish and shellfish;crabs from this region are especially famed.
Huaiyang cooks often steam or gently simmer their food,rather than using the gaster deep-fring style.
Huaiyang cuisine palaces emphasis on soups,which come with every meal.a great many wonderful and imaginative soups originated in the region. Red-cooking(stewing meat in stock with soy sauce atar anise and other flavouring )and heavy use of peanut oil and lard are characeristic.