Baogong Fish, Hefei
The original name of "Baogong Fish" is "Hongsu Bao River Crucian". The Baohe River is a city moat around Baogong Ancestral Shrine. The crucian from the Baohe River is called “Baogong Fish” because its shell looks like the shell of a turtle. The fish is crisp, mushy, and fresh and has the scent of lotus leaves, leaving no residues when putting into mouth. The taste is delicious. A well-known cook called Liang Yugang made the dish for Chairman Mao when Mao paid an inspection visit to Anhui in 1958. Chairman Mao spoke highly of it and met with the cook Liang after dinner, and presented him with apples.