Fenghuang Town, located dozens of kilometers from Guantang Town, is also a famous hometown of overseas Chinese.
In the past, Fenghuang Mountain was covered in wild hills and ridges, frequently plagued by disease.
The local specialty, Fenghuang Zhi rice dumplings,
is stomach-soothing and heat-relieving.
The "zhi" in Fenghuang Zhi rice dumpling refers to schefflera octophylla harms, is a common plant on Fenghuang Mountain.
During the Dragon Boat Festival, the people of Fenghuang burn it into ashes, mix it with water,
and filter out an alkaline solution called "zhishui."
This solution is used as a natural dye to soak glutinous rice, turning it golden.
Wrapped in bamboo leaves and boiled, it becomes a Fenghuang Zhi rice dumpling.
This dish is the wisdom accumulated by the people of Fenghuang Mountain
and a taste of home that overseas Chinese hold dear.
"The mountain dweller lives off the mountain, the shore dweller lives off the sea."
The seasonal climate and natural resources of Chaozhou
have created a unique flavor code specific to the region.