"Open nine doors, close eight doors, 9817 doors"
Chongqing City has a long history. According to research, since the construction of the Hongya Gate in the Song Dynasty, each dynasty has built city walls and gates according to the needs of the military and transportation at that time, but they are not very "systematic" and very "standard". The one who gathered the "big success" of the city gates of Chongqing was Dai Ding, who was the defensive guard during the Hongwu years of the Ming Dynasty. During the period of guarding Chongqing, Dai Ding strengthened and repaired the city walls and gates built by his predecessors, and newly constructed important gates such as Linjiangmen, and completed the construction of a series of Chongqing gates. During the construction of the city gate, due to too many people working, in order to solve the problem of eating, Dai Ding specially thought of a way. He asked the fireman in charge of the meal to use a large iron wok rack near a gate to build the city, light a firewood below, mix various condiments into the iron with a taste that is consistent with the habits of the locals, and then boil the fire. system. When it's time to eat, everyone surrounds the large iron pot, pour the prepared dishes into the pot, and cook just a little before eating. In this way, the problem of eating together can be solved at the same time, without delay, and everyone can be full.
Since then, I have always used this method to eat. Among them, the firefighters combined their own experience and the enthusiasm and enthusiasm of Chongqing people, and made some improvements to the seasoning to make the taste more spicy.
It has been more than 600 years since the opening of Dai Ding's city. Years have changed, history has changed, and with the needs of social progress and transportation development, the seventeen city gates have been demolished or destroyed, long gone. However, the large iron pot that was built at the time to solve the problem of eating at the gate was kept by the firemen, and after careful elaboration, it finally became the hot pot.
Today, we take the seventeen doors of human history as the background, combined with our original hot pot seasoning, add the modern theme of fashion, health, and happiness to create Chongqing's representative hot pot brand: Chongqing Seventeen Door Hot Pot.