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Agastache rugosus (huoxiang) feast

en.nantong.gov.cn Updated: 2022-06-24


Agastache rugosus leaves. [Photo/WeChat account: rugaofabu]

Agastache rugosus, or huoxiang in Chinese, an erect, herbaceous perennial plant, is used internally to improve appetite, strengthen the digestive system, and relieve symptoms such as abdominal bloating, indigestion, nausea and vomiting.

Its leaves are among the most common foods in summer in China. Here are some recommended dishes.


Various delicacies made using agastache rugosus. [Photo/WeChat account: rugaofabu]

Fried agastache rugosus and rose cake

Wrap the rose petal jam and sweetened bean paste in agastache rugosus leaves and dip them in batter made from agastache rugosus juice, glutinous rice flour, egg whites and salt. Then fry them in oil until they appear golden.

Agastache rugosus-flavored baguette slices

Mix agastache rugosus leaves, minced garlic, black pepper, butter, and salt, spread the mixture on baguette slices, bake them, and then dress them with salad sauce before serving.

Agastache rugosus-flavored fish

Fry fish with red pickled peppers, fermented soybean paste, fresh ginger, chopped garlic and green onion, then pour some cooking wine, soy sauce and white sugar on it, boil them for a while, and spread some agastache rugosus leaves on it before serving.

Agastache rugosus omelet

Mix chopped agastache rugosus leaves with flour and eggs, add some water to stir them into batter, spread the batter over a pan, and fry it until golden on both sides.

Agastache rugosus-flavored shredded chicken with pepper sauce

Make dressing with agastache rugosus leaf powder, seed powder of Chinese prickly ash, cooked white sesame seeds, light soy sauce, white sugar, red oil and salt, and pour the dressing on shredded chicken.