Stick to the old taste of more than 30 years, there is a “sugar gourd grandpa” in Erdao Baihe Town…

2022-07-12 0 By

“Sweet and crisp ice-sugar gourd!If it’s not delicious, it’s free!”This familiar Shouting has lasted for more than 30 years in the winter streets of Erdao Baihe town in Changbai Mountain, making people feel more intimate.Xu Chuanzhi, 65, a local resident, shouted.On January 30, the reporter locked “sugar gourd grandpa” Xu Chuanzhi, with the lens recorded his taste for more than 30 years, like the “exclusive secrets”.Ice-sugar gourd is a traditional Chinese food, sweet and sour, suitable for men, women and children.It is not only delicious, but also attractive color, variety is also multifarious, there are oranges, strawberries, there are…… sweet potatoBut the most classic is hawthorn, red hawthorn fruit neatly arranged on bamboo sticks, wrapped in crystal clear syrup, very attractive.”Tanghulu represents happiness and reunion, and is also a symbol of prosperity and auspiciousness. Holding a bunch of red sticks in your hand adds to the festive atmosphere of the festival.””Said Old Han Xu.We learned that in winter, at four or five o ‘clock in the morning, Xu Chuanzhi and his wife began to boil sugar production, went out at eight o ‘clock in the morning to sell, came home at nine o ‘clock in the evening, home is a sweat.Sometimes in the street, children want to eat tanghulu, but their parents do not have any change, whenever this time, Xu Chuanzhi will give them free to eat, over time, people in the town are familiar with him.The cleaned hawthorn is dried and then the stone is removed.Every day he went out to sell sugar gourd, his wife at home to dig the core.Now a lot of people’s hawthorn nuclear is to use the tube to poke out, but his hawthorn is still cut with a knife to take a core, he said, such a benefit is to take a core process can see rotten, have worms, can ensure health and health, so everyone can be recognized.The reporter understands, come for more than 30 years, Xu Chuanzhi is to use the raw material that orders in Jilin all the time — the old hawthorn that produces more than 30 hawthorn trees.These trees are reform and open initial stage of local production team planted, someone wants to give up these trees later, Xu Chuanzhi persuades, hawthorn he all wanted, but a condition is pesticide fertilizer can never be used.Every year, hawthorn can probably harvest about 2000-3000 jin.”So my hawthorn will look a bit smaller than everyone else’s, but it will certainly be all natural.If you bite into it, you will see red flesh…””I particularly like the ‘sugar gourd grandpa’,” ren Keyu, a student, told the reporter as he ate the ice-sugar gourd. “He often comes to the gate of our school to sell it. I have eaten it for many years.Hawthorn is fresh, sour and sweet, and I feel very friendly when I see the banner of Changbai Mountain tanghulu grandpa hanging on the tanghulu cart.Do you know why ice sugar gourds have sugar edges?Because just stained with sugar hawthorn string, will be on the board to beat once, beautiful sugar edge, is so fall out.Is this just for good looks?In fact, the main purpose is to break the sugar evenly, otherwise the sugar is too thick will hurt your teeth.The reporter had the honor to eat just out of the pot hot tanghulu, and cool tanghulu compared, do not have a taste, sweet delicious.Xu Chuanzhi confidently said: “I have been making tanghulu for more than 30 years, which has changed a lot both in the town of Erdao Baihe where I live and in my own life. But my tanghulu always tastes the same, adheres to the original heart and is made by hand.I hope that the craftsmanship can be passed down so that the old taste remains the same no matter how times change, and that more people can enjoy the taste they remember.”Source: Produced by Jilin Daily author: Jilin Daily all-media reporter Han Jinxiang Intern Zhang Nan Editor-in-chief: Meng Fanjie Shi Wei Han Tieying Reprinted editor: Chu Hui