Wuxi Lake Taihu Ship Food

It is situated in the Lake Taihu in Wuxi, Jiangsu, the lakes in the area of more than 2,200 m2 connect over 240 rivers and lakes of different sizes, which form the most intensive ecological system in the southeast water network. More than 100 species of lake foods such as fishes and shrimps are naturally growing in the water, people could taste the traditional “Lake Taihu Ship Food” with special flavor when appreciating the countless beautiful sceneries.

As for sightseeing the Lake Taihu, all boatmen provide the exquisite lake foods, and the famous Lake Taihu Ship Food is gradually formed because the unique dishes cooking methods are totally different from that of the restaurant. The principal raw materials include white fish, white shrimp, silverfish, crab, turtle, etc. The Lake Taihu Ship Food’s biggest feature lies with its original taste and flavor, fresh products and cooking, refined materials & technique, and one specific dish style. There is another feature for Lake Taihu Ship Food, namely, the several vegetable dishes are especially fresh with unique flavor.

The late Qing Dynasty and the early Republic of China, there were famous ship dishes in four large houseboats, which were operated by the four bosses with the surnames of Wang, Yang, Xie and Jiang. They had their own famous dished such as Wang Family’s Eight-treasure Delicious Duck, Yang Family’s Watermelon Chicken, Jiang Family’s Shark Fin with Crabmeat Paste, and Xie Family’s Steamed Pork Wrapped in Lotus Leaf, and all of these dishes are popular among the consumers.

In the last hundred years, with the representatives of Wuxi, Suzhou and other areas around Lake Taihu, the Lake Taihu Ship Food and Banquet above Water have the delicious food with the featured tasting method in beautiful Jiangnan Watertown.