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Dongpo meat is a famous dish in Hangzhou cuisine, go to Hangzhou and order a plate of fragrant Dongpo meat in the restaurant, not to mention how delicious it is.So, do you know what is the origin of Dongpo meat?
Su Shi, known as Zizhan and Hezhong, was a great writer in the Northern Song Dynasty. It is also called “Su Dongpo” because of its reputation as a “Dongpo hermit”. The more famous works include Shuidiao Songtou, Dongpo Yi Zhuan, etc.
Regarding Dongpo Pork, it was during the Song Shenzong period that Su Shi was ordered to serve as the governor of Xuzhou. On July 7, Xuzhou suffered a flood, and the water level reached two feet and eight feet. It lasted a total of 21 days. Seeing this, Su Shi immediately led the officers and soldiers to build dikes to protect the city. After more than 70 days and nights of struggle, the city of Xuzhou was saved. The people were also very happy. To thank Su Shi, they all took out the best wine and vegetables at home and sent them to Su Shi’s mansion as a thank you. Su Shi couldn’t refuse, so he instructed his family to make braised pork and gave it back to the people. After people ate the meat, they all thought it was fat but not greasy, crisp and delicious, so it was called “gift meat”.
Song Shenzong period (1080 AD), which is yuan feng three years, on this day on February 1, su shi was demoted to huangzhou as a partner, there, his life is very comfortable, creative level peak, wrote the “red cliff fu”, “nu jiao” immortal sentences, and reclaimed a piece of land, planting vegetables. He called this land “Dongpo Lay”, so “Dongpo meat” hence.
During his time in Huangzhou, he had a great interest in food and often created his own methods to make many delicacies, and had a unique method of making red meat in creating them. He named it after himself and called it “Dongpo Meat”. Another time, when I was an official in Hangzhou, the people called it “Dongpo Meat” to thank Su Shi for his meat. So Su Shi created Dongpo meat twice, but this time he was very famous in Hangzhou and spread all over the country.