Thursday, 5 May 2011

Mountain honey

This strange-looking object was one of the specialities I came across in Yangshuo, China: apparently, the moss-covered object is a lump of wild mountain honey. The mass above still has a piece of branch through its middle. It has dried into a solid piece, and is chopped up with a cleaver and hammer for sale in smaller lumps. Pieces can then be broken off and melted into hot water as a drink.

I've not been able to find out any other information about this. If anybody knows more, I'd love to hear!

6 comments:

HughB said...

What a strange exotic object. If this means that Chinese bees have teeth as well as stings, I shall be crossing China off my 'places to visit' list.

CarolineLD said...

Oh, do leave it on: it's an amazing country. I think it actually means that the locals have the sense to wait until the bees have long departed before stealing their honey!

bostian said...

This is really amazing... great find. Greetings from Slovenia

Kris said...

Just bought some of it in Yunnan, Kunming. This page was the only information i could find. I would love to know more too!
Kris

Anonymous said...

This rock honey is amazing. Has a very nice and pleasant smell. For bad cough, cut an orange into halves, put some salt on them and steam for 10 minutes. Then squeeze out the juice and mix about 3cm x 3cm of this rock honey. Stir until dissolve and drink.








wey ken Chin said...

I bought it for RM90 a kg in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.