Lin-gang locals favor Guiguan pears in fall| Updated: Sep 4, 2023 L M S

In early fall, Cuiguan pears hang on the branches of several trees in Shanghai's Lin-gang Special Area.

Ripe Cuiguan pears have a round appearance, a small core, and a sweet taste.


Fruit farmers sort ripe Cuiguan pears, some of which to be shipped to major supermarket chains. [Photo/WeChat ID: shlgguanweihui]

College Home is a Yangtze River Delta garden that features tourism, accommodation and food activities. This year is the harvest year for Cuiguan pears, meaning that a multitude of pears hang from each tree here. Every day at around four o'clock in the afternoon, College Home ushers in a lot visitors who want to experience fruit picking. For people who have lived in the city for a long time, it is rare to be able to pick fruit from a tree with family members. While visitors of all ages laugh and create happy memories together, the chefs in the kitchen are making seasonal food from these featured seasonal fruits.


Chefs in the kitchen are making seasonal food from Guiguan pears. [Photo/WeChat ID: shlgguanweihui]

Pear stewed snow fungus, pear braised pork, bitter melon fried pear, and freshly squeezed pear juice are just some of the seasonal dishes featuring Guiguan pears that will delight the taste buds of diners. According to one local farmer, cooking with this pear will not only enrich the flavor of the other ingredients, but it will also add more nutrients to the dish.


A bowl of nourishing pear stewed snow fungus. [Photo/WeChat ID: shlgguanweihui]


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