Fenghui Village, Wenchang, Hainan province: The ancient “sugar tribute” sweeens the village’s New Year
Fenghui Village, Wenchang City, Hainan Province, has 358 households and a permanent population of more than 1,400 people. It is known as “the First village of traditional Rice cake in Hainan”.In recent years, with the rise of the logistics industry, the villagers put the “sugar tribute” business into “online”, selling all over the country, the ancient “rice cake” sweetens the village New Year taste.”Tanggong”, commonly known as rice flower sugar, is a traditional “New Year cake” that has spread for hundreds of years in Wenchang. It got its name because it was offered to the imperial court as a tribute in ancient times.It used to be made only by landowners and gentry.Fenghui village has a saying: “Sugar-free tribute is not like the Spring Festival.”Now, every Spring Festival, can be said to be the most lively time in the village, every family is busy making “sugar tribute”, the house in front and behind floating around the happy New Year flavor.Fenghui Village “Tanggong” is famous for its special manufacturing technology and crisp and soft taste. “Tanggong” also carries the memory of the hometown New Year’s flavor from generation to generation, and the craft has been passed down from generation to generation.Villager Fu Ciliang, 46, has been making sugar gong for more than 10 years, inheriting his mother’s craft since childhood.”In the past, our ‘sugar tribute’ was usually used to entertain relatives and friends, or send to relatives far away.”Fu Ciliang said, a lot of foreign friends chase to the village to buy “sugar tribute”, at that time because the amount is small, can not buy, feel they have some regret, then the idea of setting up a factory processing “sugar tribute”, to meet the needs of the majority of friends.In 2006, Fu Ciliang began to invest in a factory, and last year sales reached more than 1 million yuan.This Spring Festival, “sugar tribute” orders more than in previous years.In the brightly lit factory, he and more than 80 other workers are busy making “sugar gong” to deliver “Lunar New Year’s flavor memories” to consumers before the Chinese New Year.