A long line of dumplings in the store, a group of local grandma restore the memory of the old taste……

2022-07-28 0 By

Asked about the choice of yuanxiao dumplings, the answer is always varied: some people like the dense taste of red bean paste;Some people love the lips and teeth of rose gnocchi;On the Internet, the battle between the sweet and the salty takes place every year.New flavors emerge in an endless stream. How about sticking to the original traditional dumplings?On the Lantern Festival, Xiao Bu visited miss Lu’s dumplings in Jinqiao. A long line of repeat customers gave answers with their big and small bags.Sitting on a bench in the store, 88-year-old Grandmother Yang gleefully stares at the long queue.She is an old customer in the store, and has already had a tacit understanding with the shop assistant, waiting for dumplings to pack.Favorite taste, Yang grandma did not hesitate: “must buy shepherd’s purse meat dumplings!I can eat three at a time!”Zhang Chong, 54, the store manager, told Her that the taste of shepherd’s purse dumplings came from his mother’s craft. He had traveled all over Shanghai to find the taste in his memory and tried to restore it with memories.Restore the taste, strict selection of materials is an important part.Ms Chong mixes tough-rooted shepherd’s purse vegetables with a few greens and puts them in a finely chopped pork belly. When cooked, the taste is soft and fresh, balanced by the salty smell of lard.Zhang chong recalls that when she was a child, she used to eat dumplings made of green vegetables and shepherd’s purse. Her mother finely chopped the hard-won pork into the stuffing and twisted it into the dough skin.But now, The Times change, the society is prosperous, a small dumpling go down, the broth overflow, full of fragrance.It can keep regular customers all year round because the dumplings here “taste like that”.In Miss Lu’s dumpling shop, a group of local grandmothers restore the warm old taste with familiar fingering and recipes.Shop assistants Hu and Pan, both 62, sit next to each other and can wrap one in an average of 30 seconds.The salty and fragrant stuffing of shepherd’s purse is skillfully fingered into the white dumplings in the skin, from the skin to the filling carefully handled, gathered into the memory of pudong old dumplings long taste.During this year’s Lantern Festival season, they and other grandmothers packed 10,000 dumplings every day to enrich the “old taste” of the Lantern Festival in Pudong.Now, the baton has been passed from Lao Zhang to Xiao Zhang, the son of the post-90s generation.In between interviews, Xiao Bu saw Xiao Zhang constantly stirring the thick porridge pot of Rice white.”Ningbo tangyuan in those days were mostly mixed with water and glutinous rice flour, but Shanghai tangyuan is mostly white porridge combined with glutinous rice flour.We get up early every day to cook seven or eight POTS of porridge, which gives the dough skin a softer, sweet, and more resilient texture.”Chong’s eyes were filled with joy as She knew the secret of dumplings.In fact, Miss Lu gnocchi store in addition to regular customers, there are many young diners, the proportion of close to 50, and the secret is hidden in the old gnocchi new way to eat.Apart from the classic black sesame gnocchi, the date paste gnocchi is the most popular dish among young diners, according to Chong.The store specially adds pine nuts to the chopped red dates, which adds a little crispy chewiness to the soft and waxy taste.On the morning of the Lantern Festival, diners came and went in an endless stream.”I’m afraid you can’t.”The two cashiers looked apologetically at the waiting customers.”It’s okay!I’ve been waiting!If we wait till evening, if only we can take it home and eat it.”Some in the crowd responded enthusiastically, prompting bursts of laughter.Located in Jialin Road no. 118 Miss Lu dumplings shop, while using the old taste to retain customers, while opening the idea of keeping innovation, the taste of a place, a generation of memory in the small shop.Shi Ji sun Zhang Shihuan