In Yubei’s Longxing Town, there is a story: In the Ming Dynasty, Zhu Yunwen, Emperor Jianwen, was hunted by Zhu Di, King of Yan. When he passed Longxing Town on his way of escape, he has contracted a nasty disease due to running about, sweating painfully in the night. Under that circumstance, his servant brought him a bowl of rice porridge cooked by Yinmi rice (a kind of cooked glutinous rice dried in the shade) and Chinese mallow, which brought him a quick recovery the next day. Since then, Yinmi rice has become a specialty and traditional food of Longxing Town with enduring popularity for centuries.
In October 2017, Longxing “Chen’s Health Yinmi Rice” was listed among Yubei’s sixth batch of intangible cultural heritages. In the past 600 years of wind and waves, Chen’s families have been skilled at Chen’s Health Yinmi Rice technique and brought it to the market after improvement. It not only represents China’s traditional culture but also represents an era and embodies the wisdom of the working people. Longxing Yinmi rice, a specialty to relieve your nostalgia.