Guangnan County Shopping
Except for the charming landscape, Guangnan enjoys rich natural resources. There are local agricultural products and ethnic handicrafts etc. Guangnan county local Products: Pseudo ginseng (Panax notoginseng), capsicum, bamboo shoot, Zhuang brocade, zingiber striolatum (a kind of unique vegetable popular in Xichou County) and Zhuangs five-color glutinous rice(壮家花糯米), Bacon Trotter gear (腊猪脚), Guangnan Bamboo-tube tea(Guniang Tea )广南竹筒茶, Guangnan Baoba Rice (广南八宝米)are worth to buy.
Zhuangs Five-color Glutinous Rice 壮家花糯米
Zhuangs take paddy rice as the staple food. They are good at making glutinous food, among which five-color glutinous rice, puffed rice candy, and Kaofang (big glutinous dumpling) are delicacies in festive occasions. The colorful rice is dyed with the extract of plants with different colors, and then cooked. The glutinous dumpling has many varieties, and is big in size. It usually weighs about 1 kg each, in the shape of a pillow.
Bacon Trotter Gear 腊猪脚
Trotter gear is a supplement of rich, sticky pork stock used to enrich basically anything. It is made by simmering gelatinous pork trotters with aromatics, then straining the stock and adding the picked meat back into it. Once chilled, the trotter gear sets up like your aunt’s ring of jello. With copious gelatin and a delicious porkiness, a spoonful gives you viscosity and a cupful takes a thin stew and turns it into a luscious thick, sticky texture.
Guangnan Bamboo-tube Tea 广南竹筒茶
Guangna Bamboo-tube tea(竹筒茶) also called Guniang Tea(姑娘茶). The tea produce by Diyu （底圩）in Guangnan county. A handful of fresh tender tea leaves is placed in a tube of the xiang zhu (fragrant bamboo) species, and roasted over an open charcoal fire. When the leaves shrink, a wooden stick is poked into the tube to press them tight, and new leaves are put in. This is repeated until there is no room in the tube for more leaves. When the roasting is finished, the tube is split open, and the tea leaves are retrieved. The host then breaks off a piece of tea from the tea column, puts it in a bowl, instills in boiling water from the brass kettle, brew it for a while and serve to the guests. The tea has a fresh aroma of bamboo.
Guangnan Baoba Rice 广南八宝米
Baoba Rice is famous for it's producing area-Babao. It was used the offering in Qing dynasty. It was listed as the precious rice species in 1981.
Wenshan Zhuang Brocade And Embroidery 文山壮锦
Zhuang Brocade is one of the four most famous brocades in China. There are two kinds of Zhuang Brocade: woven brocade and embroidered brocade. The woven brocade has vivid patterns and bright colours. It is strong and able to endure, and is usually used to make bedspread, hangings, bags and so on. The embroidered brocade is made by embroidering featured patterns on the cloth or on the woven brocade. It is colourful and charming.