Longkou vermicelli, a specialty of Yantai City, Shandong Province, China National Geographic indication products.
In the late Ming and early Qing dynasties, Zhaoyuan people created a new skill of making mung bean vermicelli. Due to the advantages of geographical environment and climate, Zhaoyuan vermicelli, are famous for their “uniform silk strips, flexible texture, smooth and transparent”. In 1860, Zhaoyuan vermicelli began to collect and distribute in Longkou Port for shipping and outward shipment. In order to distinguish them from vermicelli, in other parts of Yantai, the packages were marked with the words “Longkou vermicelli,” and “Zhaoyuan base local” before they were called “Longkou vermicelli,”.
On September 10, 2002, the former AQSIQ approved the protection of products of origin to Longkou vermicelli.
Longkou vermicelli strips are even and fine, pure and bright, neat and flexible, white and transparent, soft when cooking, unbroken for a long time, tender and palatable, smooth and chewy. According to the current national standards, Longkou vermicelli can not use any additives in the production process.
Yantai City, Shandong Province is a typical warm temperate continental monsoon area, with a semi-humid climate of four distinct seasons, moderate wind, suitable temperature, low air humidity, long sunshine time and unique microbial system, which is suitable for Longkou vermicelli production.
Longkou vermicelli is one of the traditional specialties in China, and its production has a long history. According to historical records, it has a history of more than 300 years, the earliest origin is Zhaoyuan, and then gradually developed to Longkou, Penglai, Laizhou, Qixia, Laiyang, Haiyang and other places. The export of Longkou vermicelli can be traced back to more than 100 years ago,after Longkou Port was opened in 1916, vermicelli were directly shipped to Hong Kong and Southeast Asian countries. At this time, most of the vermicelli produced by Zhaoyuan and Longkou were sold to Longkou vermicelli village. Longkou became a distribution center for fans, so it was named Longkou vermicelli. Because of its good raw materials, suitable climate and fine processing, the product quality is excellent, so it is known as the “crown of vermicelli”.
Longkou vermicelli is the working people in the practice of continuous summary, continuous improvement, continuous improvement and gradually developed to today’s advanced technology and excellent quality. During the reign of Jiajing in the Ming Dynasty, it was well-known in the business world and sold well at home and abroad. In history, it was named Longkou vermicelli because of its foreign transportation from Longkou Port.
Rest to be continued……