source：discover shaanxi editor：马一旭
laba festival marks the end of a year (chinese calendar), also the prelude of the luna new year. there is an old saying: don't make your mouth water children, because the laba festival followed by the spring festival are just around the corner.
for the residents of xi'an this year, enjoying a bowl of hot laba porridge at home just conveys so much meaning.
laba porridge, also known as "seven-treasured and five-flavor porridge", "buddha porridge", and "union food", is made from various ingredients. the earliest written records about it appeared in the song dynasty, so the history of chinese people drinking laba porridge could be over a thousand years.
magic tricks to make laba porridge
rice, glutinous rice, millet, black rice, red beans, kidney beans, mung beans, soybeans, peanuts, walnuts, lotus seeds, dried lily, red dates, candied dates, rock sugar. (it's ok if you don't have all the materials, just apply whatever you have~)
1. wash and clean up the cereals and beans, and then process the nuts, such as crushing the walnuts, and remove the core of red dates.
2. if possible, you can put the required ingredients into the same bowl, add an appropriate amount of water, and soak them overnight in advance.
3. except those easy-to-cook ingredients and rock sugar, simmer those soaked ingredients for 90 minutes.
4. when the ingredients are cooked to be thick enough, add red dates, candied dates, walnuts, and rock sugar. stir evenly, continue to simmer for about 15 minutes. then you can turn off the heat and cover it for another 5 minutes.
that's it! here you may harvest this soft and sticky laba porridge with fascinating aroma. try soak your face into this floating steam, you may even smell out the vibe of the lunar new year. a spoon of the porridge, a spoon of blessings for the chinese new year.
it's easy to make laba garlic, the garlic made on the eighth day of the 12th lunar month. peel the garlic cloves, put them in a hermetic jar, pour in the vinegar, seal it and put it in a cool place. slowly, the garlic soaked in vinegar will turn green, and then turquoise, like a crystal jade.
keep it sealed until the new year's eve, and the garlic will be crispy with strong flavor vinegar. it will definitely give you a lift.
laba vinegar, which is the vinegar juice used for making laba garlic, is very useful. the vinegar is a perfect dipping sauce for dumplings on the morning of the first day of the lunar new year. vegetarian dumplings with laba vinegar taste great and imply a year of simplicity and pureness.
laba vinegar is mellow in taste and does not spoil easily. the sourness of laba vinegar will surely give a taste to the simple life.
eating laba noodles is a tradition kept in guanzhong area in shaanxi to celebrate laba festival.
knead the dough, pare it into thin diamond-shaped slices, and cook the noodle slices in the red bean soup. when the noodles are done, splash the hot oil and chopped green onion onto it. a bowl of noodles with distinctive guanzhong characteristics and strong festive vibe is ready!
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from 00:00 to 24:00 on january 9, 15 new local confirmed cases (all in xi'an) were reported, of which 9 were found in the quarantined, 4 were found during the screening in controlled areas, 2 were found via screening of key individuals; 88 were discharged from hospital.