Squirrel-shaped Mandarin Fish—Suzhou

Photo 1: Squirrel-shaped Mandarin Fish,Suzhou

        Squirrel-shaped Mandarin Fish is a masterpiece of Jiangsu cuisine, which have been listed as a top-grade delicacy at banquets all over Jiangnan area.

Emperor Qianlong

Photo 2:Emperor Qianlong Went on a Fact-finding Nission to the South of the Yangtze River

Songhelou

Photo 3: Songhelou Restaurant, Suzhou

        As a traditional famous dish of Songhelou Restaurant,Squirrel-shaped Mandarin Fish has a history of more than 200 years. According to legend, when Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty went down to the south of the Yangtze River, he went to Suzhou Songhelou Restaurant  incognito to have his meal, and was very satisfied after eating it. Squirrel-shaped Mandarin Fish is a famous dish that you can never resist in Suzhou!

Mandarin Fish

Photo 4: Mandarin Fish

        Squirrel-shaped Mandarin Fish mostly uses mandarin fish as raw materials. After cutting, the mandarin fish are washed and fried,then flavored and colored with fresh tomato juice, the color is red sauce, crisp outside and tender inside. After entering the mouth, salty and fresh flavor is strong at first and then sweet-and-sour.

Squirrel-shaped Mandarin Fish

Photo 5: Squirrel-shaped Mandarin Fish, a Top-grade Delicacy in Jiangnan

        Squirrel-shaped Mandarin Fish, the fish body is golden , the flesh is erect in pieces, the fish head is open and held high and the tail is curved upward slightly, just like a squirrel.

Squirrel-shaped Mandarin Fish

Photo 6: Squirrel-shaped Mandarin Fish is Delicious and Mouth-watering, Tastes Moderately Sweet and Sour.

Squirrel-shaped Mandarin Fish

Photo 7: Squirrel-shaped Mandarin Fish, Both Pleasing to the Eye and to Our Palate

        This dish is colored and fragrant, flavored and tangible. It is a perfect combination of beatiful color, fragrant smell,and yummy taste, and the more interesting is that it has sound. When the fried squirrel-like mandarin fish is served, immediately poured with steaming marinade, the “squirrel” squeak.

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