Gnat Shrimp is also known as pacific krill. As it is as small as gnat, it got name of gnat shrimp.
The gnat shrimp from Weihai is very well-known and has been awarded as one of the royal exclusives in ancient China. The gnat shrimp paste is delicious in taste and of strong fragrance, which can get stronger as time goes by.
Gnat shrimp paste scrambled with eggs, gnat shrimp paste noodle soup and other dishes are traditional folk snacks. The craftsmanship of processing gnat shrimp paste in Rongcheng has been listed as non-material cultural heritage of Shandong.