中国东北的黄海是一块海洋生物瑰宝，内湾地形孕育富饶的水产，肉质细腻紧致，脂肪与胶原丰富。五月到六月春夏交接，正是多款海鲜的最佳赏味期。奉天小馆盘点当季必吃海鲜 – 东港飞蟹、大黄蚬、虾爬子、大连海参、大连鲍，享食万物生长的季节。
Lying next to northeastern of China, the Yellow Sea is one of the world’s largest treasure troves of marine life. Its semi-enclosed body of water provides for ideal fishing grounds that nurish a plethora of seafood produce widely loved for its rich collagen contentand firm texture. Each year from May to June when the season transitions from spring to summer, a variety of seafood products are ready to shine at their best. Fengtian Restaurant offers a selection of must-try seafood in season – Donggang Swimming Crabs, Green Willow Clams, Mantis Shrimps, Dalian Sea Cucumbers and Dalian Abalone. Be prepared to be amazed by the delicious season of growth.
Situated on the coast of the Yellow Sea at the mouth of the Yalu River, Donggang is a port city in the southeastern tip of the Liaodong Peninsula and is located near the maritime border with North Korea. Taking advantage of this unique location, the saltwater environment is blended with freshwater from the Yalu River, giving the waters a rich collection of nutritious seafood produce.
Donggang Swimming Crabs
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The Swimming Crabs Photo by Tonsil
The Swimming Crabs is a species of the Portunid family, which is a widely sought-after speciality of Donggang, Dandong City, Liaoning Province. Its large size and quality meat provide a good illustration of deep-water adaptation. In September, swimming crabs are massively consumed by Dandong locals. Steaming and raw marinating can best show off its umami flavours and freshness.
Green Willow Clams
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Green Willow Clams Photo by Tonsil
Green Willow Clams are exclusive to the coastal waters of the Yellow Sea and as peciality of Dandong. From April to June, Green Willow Clams full of natural umami would be made into a family-size pot of clam soup. Locals would keep the unfinished soup to lay down a base for another flavorful dish, while the uneaten meat is plucked out of the shell to be used as stir-fry ingredients. Drizzling, fresh roasted Green Willow Clams can be found in packed food stands along the buzzing town streets of Dandong.
Dalian Sea Cucumberis
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Dalian Sea Cucumberis
Dalian Sea Cucumberis one of the seafood treasures of Northeast China as well. Also known as ‘Sea Mouse’, sea cucumber is long-hailed as one of the eight treasures of seafood, with reputation broadly acknowlegded as the ranks of bird’s nest, abalone and shark’s fin. A number of species of sea cucumber are highly prized; spiky cucumber is one. Capitalizing on the wild, cold waters of the Bohai Bay, Dalian Spiky Sea Cucumbers tend to have more larger, fleshy, cone-shaped projections on their bodies, a soft, thick body wall, firm and bouncy meat and longer maturation period.One key for forming the suprior quality of Dalian Sea Cucumber is its habit of summer hibernation and water temperature variation. Once water temperature rises above 20°C, sea cucumbers enter aestivation which usually lasts three to four months. This has helped extend its growth period and thus better product quality.
One important reason for higher nutrient content of Dalian Sea Cucumber is this: its underlying seafloor structure and a unique junction of different climate zones, contributing to the frequent exchange of cold currents from the north and warm currents from the south. This has allowed the coastal waters to be frequently refreshed with various organisms and nutrients to nurture an abundance of marine life.
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Dalian Sea Cucumberis
Chinese sea cucumbers can be roughly divided into three categories according to their places of origin, namely Dalian Sea Cucumbers, Shandong Sea Cucumbers and Southern Sea Cucumbers, with wild Dalian Sea Cucumbers being the most recognized among the industry. The city of Dalian has submitted the application of national geographical identification of Dalian Sea Cucumber to the State General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, because only sea cucumbers harvested from Liaoning Province can be certified as Liaoning Sea Cucumber.
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Iced Dalian Abalone
The cold waters of China’s northernmost ice-free port city Dalian is home to one of the country’s best abalones, diskabalone, which is hailed as the “crown of seafood” for its premium quality. This kind of abalone is generally found on rocky reefs near clean waters with rich marine life, thus giving it firm, plump meat, high nutritional values, as well as a widely acknowledged reputation of “soft gold” of the ocean.
This season, a widerange of finely selected seafood is availableat Fengtian Restaurant, combining traditional Northeastern cooking techniques to bring you a freshstart of summer with scrumptious Northeastern seafood treasures.
公关副总监 Lucy Lee,
公关专员 Ashley Yu,