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Huaiyuan eight-treasure rice pudding


Updated: 2022-10-27

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On Jan 28, Wei Xiulan, a Huaiyuan eight-treasure rice pudding production skills inheritor in Huaiyuan town, Hechi’s Yizhou district, displays her eight-treasure rice pudding. [Photo/VCG]

Huaiyuan town is located in Yizhou district, Hechi city. It is one of the four famous ancient towns in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region with a history of more than 1,300 years. In 2018, the production technique of Huaiyuan eight-treasure rice pudding (ba bao fan) was selected in the seventh batch of representative projects of intangible cultural heritages in Guangxi.

The ingredients for Huaiyuan eight-treasure rice pudding are particular, needing only high-quality glutinous rice from the surrounding area. Red dates, wolfberries, Barbecued pork, winter melon sugar, lotus seeds, green fruits, melons, and kernels are among the ingredients. Making sweet, delectable eight-treasure rice pudding upon entering the lunar December has become an important part of local residents' Chinese New Year's celebrations.