Chinese Dish Recipes
Longjing Shrimp is a typical famous dish in Hangzhou. It selects fresh shrimps from local rivers and cooked with Longjing Tea. Longjing Shrimp is famous for being cooked with the best Longjing Tea that are produced in the hills nearby Xihu (West Lake) city. In Qing Dynasty, people used to cook the dishes with other high-quality new tea in Anhui Province, thereafter people in Hangzhou cooked the fresh shrimp with Longjing tea, and gave it a name “Longjing Shrimp”.
Legend has it that guo qiao mi xian came about when a young scholar in Yunnan province retreated to another place to prepare for the imperial examination in Qing Dynasty. His loving wife would travel and cross a nearby bridge to bring him his daily meal.