March 12, 2021

China Delicacies

Delicious food and souvenirs in Haining,China(Jiaxing Part 2)

In the last article, I have introduced important attractions in Haining. This time I will introduce Delicious food and souvenirs you want to buy in Haining😄

Delicious food  in Haining:

1. Haining tank meat

A well-known local dish spread in Haining is essentially braised pork with crispy meat. It has a long history and can be traced back to ancient times, when humans used pottery pots to cook animal meat. Later, with the development of society, human beings have experienced the evolution of pottery jars, iron pots, and electrical appliances. The tradition gradually disappeared. However, Haining has always retained the original ecological method of cooking meat in pottery jars by ancestors thousands of years ago. More traditional cultural connotations. “The color is the same as amber, but the entrance is subdued, and it is rich and creamy, and it is extraordinary.” This is a top-quality dish served in the Yanguan area of Haining for weddings and banquets.

2. Haining Banquet

Legend has it that when Qianlong went to the south of the Yangtze River, it was eaten at a farm, and it was named the Japanese “Ban Ball”. After years of improvement, its products are mainly steamed with fresh fish and leek sprouts, ham, and meat skin. The finished product looks like a ball. , Delicious and tender, not on fire.

3. Eye Cake (Weir Jing Cake)

Also known as “Li Wei Eye Cake”, steamed with glutinous rice flour, it is divided into two types: meat filling and bean paste filling. According to legend, it was the product of Yongzheng’s confidant Li Wei when he supervised the construction of the seawall in Yanguan. Li Wei was anxious, and the investigation found that it took too much effort to build the sea pond. The officers and soldiers in Zhutang were provided with normal rations at noon, and in the afternoon they had no energy to work. Later, Li Wei went to a tea house in Yanguan, and the boss recommended him the special eye cake made by the tea house. After two pieces of eye cake, Li Wei was full. Therefore, Li Wei changed the name of “Eye Qing Cake” to “Yan Jing Cake” and sent them to the sea pond every day. Everyone understands Li Wei’s hard work, and the officers and soldiers have since worked hard to repair every section of the seawall. Later generations called the eye cake “Li Wei eye cake” in memory of Li Wei.

souvenirs you want to buy in Haining:

1. Zhu Wanchang Pastry

Wanchang Chashihao was founded in 1886 and has a history of more than 100 years. It is famous for its exquisite production and four o’clock tea food. Since its establishment, it has been famous in northern Zhejiang for its special pastries and tea food. The big sesame biscuits, muffin cakes, sesame cakes, and pretzel peach slices still sell well.

2. Mr. Feng mustard mustard

Feng Laoda mustard tuber was founded in 1970. It has a history of 33 years. Feng Laoda mustard tuber is well-known for its tender and crisp meat, delicious and spicy flavor. It will be found on the dinner table of ordinary people or the banquet of star hotels The place where Feng Laoda mustard mustard is a famous local product of Haining.

3.Haining three knives

The three swords of Haining originated in the fourth year of Tongzhi in the Qing Dynasty (1835) and were founded by the Yanguan “Zhou Shun Xing Tiedian”. It is well-known for its excellent product quality. It is exported to North Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, West Germany and other countries, and won the honor. Zhoushun Xingtiedian is a well-known century-old shop.

4. Haining leather

According to statistics, of the total number of leather garments in China, one out of every four leather garments comes from Haining. At present, there are more than 4,700 leather garment enterprises in Haining, covering every town in Haining City. There are 44,400 employees. One out of every five workers in the city works in a leather garment enterprise. The output value of the leather industry accounts for 28.7% of Haining’s entire industrial economy, and accounts for 43.83% of the export delivery value. Haining is a real “pi capital”.

In 2001, the total output value of Haining’s leather goods industry reached 12 billion yuan, ranking first in the country in terms of economic output; the annual output of leather garments was 25 million pieces (sets) ranking first in the country; the annual export value of leather garments and leather products reached 34 100 million yuan, ranking first in the country.

Wrapping Up

Welcome to Haining, my friends from all over the world. Let’s go travel and explore together soon after COVID-19 end!!

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