After leaving Suzhou I boarded a 20 hour train destined for Fuzhou in the Fujian province. My reason to go to Fuzhou was two fold. One, I wanted to go see the Hakka Tulou in the Fujian province and this wasn't too far away. The second reason was "Buddha Jumps Over the Wall" or fo tiao qiang. It gets it's name from a legend that the dish is so tasty that even Buddha would jump a wall to eat the delicious dish. This was something I had to try! Fuzhou is also known for its fishballs. instead of just being the typical fishball, these ones have meat on the inside. yum!! I met up with a local couchsurfer and they brought over a store bought (i think from walmart) Buddha jumps.. dish as well as dads homemade fishballs. SCORE!!!
insdie contained seafood some meat and few veggies. I had read that the dish was local veggies stewed in sauces and alcohols for a few days but apparently there are numerous variants of the dish and this isn't one of those.