Hangzhou residents enjoy noodles during Zhongfu
Updated: 2014-07-29 15:25
As Zhongfu, the second phase of Sanfu this year began on July 28, 2014, Hangzhou residents are eating more noodles.
In the Chinese Lunar Calendar, Sanfu refers to the three 10-day periods that are predicted to be the hottest days of the year, which are called Toufu, Zhongfu and Mofu. Sanfu is between mid-July to mid-August, or what we sometimes call in English, "the dog days of summer".
The second phase of Sanfu, is traditionally a time for consuming noodles, as it is believed to help people sweat and relieve internal heat. Some time-honored noodle restaurants around China have increased their supply and launched new products.
|A little customer eats noodles at a time-honored restaurant named Kuiyuanguan in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, July 28, 2014. [Photo/Xinhua]|