100 Ways To Drool | Sizzling Lijin Pan-fried Bun: Beyond-imagination taste of Yellow River
Lijin is one of the ancient counties in Dongying City, with a history of more than 800 years. Close to the Yellow River and well-known for its various local delicacies, Lijin owns the most representative intangible cultural heritage of Shandong Province: Lijin Pan-fried Bun.
The Lijin Pan-fried Bun was first made in the Qing Dynasty. In 1916, Liu Mingyuan and Liu Fenggang established the first store specializing in pan-fried buns, "Maoshengguan", in Lijin County. After constantly improving the production process, Maoshengguan's pan-fried buns have earned its reputation with one-of-a-kind flavor.
Wang Qiang, the fourth generation successor of the Lijin Pan-fried Bun Making Technique, introduced its secret, "We are now using a traditional way to make the pan-fried buns. The meat filling is made with large bones, veteran hens, and more than 20 kinds of Chinese herbs. We also use our own fermented and stir-fried flour sauce to marinate with the meat filling."
As the ingredients are grown from their vegetable garden nourished by water from the Yellow River, Wang said, "The taste of our Lijin Pan-fried Bun is the taste of the Yellow River."
Watch the video to enjoy the delicate, lingering, beyond-imagination flavor of the sizzling Lijin Pan-fried Bun.