云南鲜花也可入菜 Flower feast in Yunnan adds color to modern cuisine
Flowers are boiled(煮) in a small pot. [Photo/IC]
Flowers in Yunnan are not just a feast(盛宴) for the eyes. The province boasts the perfect climate(气候) to grow almost every flower species(品种). As Chinese people always say, the weather in Kunming(昆明), capital city of Yunnan, is spring all year around(全年).
Begonia flower(海棠花), known as the "flower fairy", is well-known among Chinese people. It contains multivitamins(多种维生素) and organic acids(有机酸), and can help produce saliva and satisfy thirst(生津止渴). [Photo/IC]
Because of(因为) the abundant(丰富的) fresh flowers at hand, local people have set out to add them to the menu. Delicious(美味的), healthy(健康的) and affordable(实惠的), a flower feast is a must-have next time you are in Yunnan!
White cabbage(白甘蓝菜), rich(丰富) in nutrients(营养) such as high-quality protein(优质蛋白) and minerals(矿物质), can strengthen your body. [Photo/IC]
February Blue (二月蓝left) is the most common wildflower in the region. [Photo/IC]
The aromatic flavor(香味浓郁) of sun-dried walnut flowers( 核桃花) makes them perfect for stir-frying. [Photo/IC]
People enjoy(享受) a flower feast in Kunming, Southwest China's Yunnan province, March 6. [Photo/IC]
[qì hòu] 气候 climate
[pǐn zhǒng] 品种 species
[yíng yǎng] 营养 nutrient
[wéi shēng sù] 维生素 vitamin
[yǒu jī suān] 有机酸 organic acid
[dàn bái] 蛋白 protein
[kuàng wù zhì] 矿物质 mineral
[fēng fù de] 丰富的 abundant
[měi wèi de] 美味的 delicious
[jiàn kāng de] 健康的 healthy
[shí huì de] 实惠的 affordable
重点词汇 Key word:
菜 <名词 n.>
E.g. Tā xǐhuān zhòng huā hé zhòng cài。
He enjoys planting flowers and growing vegetables.
E.g. Zhōngguó cài zhǒnglèi fánduō。
Chinese dishes cover a wide spectrum.