Xiangxi Sour Turnip

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The Sour turnip made in Fenghuang has a special flavor. In the past, since people used to be poor and couldn’t afford to buy salt, pickled vegetables were their main dish. Therefore, the taste of sourness influenced a lot on Fenghuang cuisine. The Fegnhuang people love sour turnip because it’s is easy to make. You can always find a street vendor selling sour turnips in the busy streets. Everyone in Fenghuang, the young and the old, the learned and the unlearned, love to eat sour turnip with chili oil. There are many different ways of making sour turnip and each household never give away their own recipe. Sour turnip tastes sweet and sour with a hint of spicy, making it a popular dish.

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