I went to a town called Wuyi in the mid of Jin Huang and Li Shui area. I was very much impressed by the corridor bridge in the town centre, which is 120 meters in length, supported by the cement column construction after the original wood base was crushed after a flood of a few years ago.
I was interested to observe the people in the corridor. Old farmer sells ginger. Elderly people plays music. A drama stage plaza was located not far from the bridge. A few merchants sell small items with their booths. Evening time was great fun for local people.
With red lanterns on, the corridor becomes a place of entrainment.
Wu drama is the local show.
On a rainy day, the bridge becomes even more peaceful. The front plaza has a sculpture of “boy on buffalo”. The boy is blowing a flute. The father walks along with a plough carrying on his shoulder and a cooking pot in his hand.
The flaky pastry is well known in th Jinhua area. Pork and dried vegetable are stuffed for flavour. Mei Gan Cai is the name for dried veggie. I enjoyed eating this savoury pastry in the corridor bridge, sitting on the connected stool between the wood column. The pastry was roasted in a slow burning clay oven.
The neibouring small town Xue Ping produces good quality lotus seeds.
Fried glutinous pudding is popular snack food which was prepared on an iron oven, with dark sugar, sesame filling in the pocket.
Wonton is easy made by wrappings at home. The wrapping style is done by fold-in using a chopstick.
The boiled wonton soup shall have a spoon of lard, dry shrimps, dry sea weed, pickle and spring onion mixed in.
Simple food, simple life, good connections between people are great in this ancient place. Street food is easy to find out. Healthy life style is created by exercising in group in the park, sitting next to each other in corridor. The intimacy is hard to find in big cities.