Tasty braised goose dish is fit for a king
Wei De Feng the Goose King, a renowned braised food store in Jiaxing in neighboring Zhejiang Province, opened a branch in Shanghai at 81 Renmin Road N. in Songjiang District on June 12.
The braised food store, a time-honored brand in Zhejiang, continues to use the traditional braising methods created by its founder during the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The store is especially famous for its dish of braised goose.
In the modern era, the store, by combining its traditional braising methods and modern techniques, has developed more than 10 kinds of braised dishes, including spicy chicken feet, braised Angus beef tendons, shrimp sauced chicken and Qiandao Lake fried fish.
The dishes are popular with both the young and older generations, and quite a few Songjiang residents used to drive to Jiaxing during the weekend to try the braised food served at Wei De Feng the Goose King.
An adult goose more than 100 days old is used to make the braised dish and it takes at least an hour and 20 minutes to boil the bird in sauce prepared in accordance with the store’s secret recipe.
A goose will undergo five cooking techniques including washing, salting, liquor-soaking, boiling and stewing, and the finished dish, golden and crisp, will taste both salty and sweet.
The braised food store will also build a central kitchen in Songjiang to pave the way for food deliveries to the entire Shanghai market.