Un­cover the Myths of the Qian­jiang Cray­fish Craze

Special Focus - - Spotlight - Text: Liu Dongli, Xu Kuang Trans­la­tion: Yu Lan Photographs: Wu Yan­jun

The best sea­son to en­joy the cray­fish is upon us. In re­cent years, the cray­fish in Qian­jiang City have swept the coun­try. More and more Qian­jiang braised cray­fish restau­rants have ap­peared around the coun­try. It is said that there are more than 17,000 braised cray­fish restau­rants in Wuhan City, and about 7,000 restau­rants claim that they use cray­fish from Qian­jiang City.

Wher­ever the Qian­jiang cray­fish go, they arouse what has be­come known as “the red wave” in­stantly. Ac­cord­ing to some con­nois­seurs in Wuhan, the best cray­fish can only be found in Qian­jiang City. Ex­actly how won­der­ful are the cray­fish in Qian­jiang? To un­veil the mys­tery, our re­porters went all the way to Qian­jiang City and ex­plored the lo­cal cray­fish in­dus­try.

2017 年 4 月底,全国青少年男子足球联赛潜江赛区开赛,荷兰前国脚约翰·范洛恩在潜江一饱口福。At the end of April, 2017, while tak­ing part in the open­ing of the National Youth Soc­cer League, Qian­jiang Di­vi­sion, John Van Loen from Nether­lands gave a try to Qian­jiang cray­fish.

2010 年4月 12日,国际旅游小姐冠军叶卡捷丽娜小姐对潜江的油焖大虾赞不绝口。On 12th April, 2010, Miss Екатерина, the cham­pion of Miss International Tourism, raved about the braised cray­fish of Qian­jiang City.

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