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Winter in Jilin brings a range of frozen food

By Han Junhong in Changchun and Zhou Huiying | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: December 3, 2021
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A vendor in Jilin province presents bingtanghulu – sugar-coated hawthorns. [Photo by Baishi/For chinadaily.com.cn]

With winter cold descending on Northeast China, people in Jilin province are finding that many foods can be frozen, including local snacks such as bingtanghulu – sugar-coated hawthorns – bean curd and various kinds of fruit, such as strawberries, grapes and kiwi.

Some hot foods, such as doubao – a sticky steamed bun stuffed with sweetened bean paste – and dumplings can also be frozen to be cooked later.

With so many kinds of delicious snacks, which do you prefer?


Residents purchase frozen pears at an outdoor market in Jilin province. [Photo by Baishi/For chinadaily.com.cn]


A new kind of bingtanghulu – sugar-coated strawberries [Photo by Baishi/For chinadaily.com.cn] 

Frozen persimmons [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Frozen bean curd [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Frozen bean curd.[Photo by Tian Jiaxin/For chinadaily.com.cn]

Frozen dumplings [Photo by Tian Jiaxin/For chinadaily.com.cn]

Frozen fish [Photo by Tian Jiaxin/For chinadaily.com.cn]

Frozen doubao [Photo by Tian Jiaxin/For chinadaily.com.cn]