The Delicious Tradition Of Chongming

Rice wine is a traditional Chinese drink, associated with moments of repose pondering life’s journey. It’s almost as big of a part of Chinese culture as tea, and of all the kinds of this important drink, those that stem from Chongming Island are some of the most famous.


The renowned flavor of Chongming rice wine comes from the very essence of the island. It is said to be made of the skin, meat, bone, and blood of the island: the skin is the air, the meat is the rice, the bone is the wine cube, and the blood is the water.


Editor: Zhu Yan