In Chongqing, where hot pot is the most prosperous, there is one of the most famous hot pot museums in China. This museum is not only the first in China, but also unique in the world. Let's take a look at it.
Address: Haihan Road, Jinfeng Town, Jiulongpo District, Chongqing
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday (closed on Tuesday) 9:00-17:00
It is said that it was built by 36 beautiful entrepreneurs in Chongqing, with a construction area of 5000 square meters. The museum has four floors and is divided into four different functional areas.
On the first floor is the hot pot history and culture exhibition area. At the entrance of the museum, the copper relief work of "Ba Ren Huo Zhu" created by Chuanmei teachers and students for one month exudes strong visual impact and artistic shock.
Colorful jade hotpot is the treasure of the town hall. The seven color jade hotpot has been met by tourists.
The museum has collected all kinds of treasures from many collectors, including some cooking utensils and all kinds of hot pot from the pre Qin period to the Warring States period and modern times.
Some of the 76 pieces are genuine bronze relics, while others are reproductions.
To spend a lot of money on these cultural relics is to let the public understand the historical changes and culture of hot pot tools.
Chongqing's earliest hot pot 'shuibayuan'
The second floor is a self-service consumption area, where diners pick up their own dishes, saving time for ordering and serving,
At the same time, you can enjoy the wonderful performance of spitting fire and Sichuan opera face changing;
The third and fourth floors are private rooms with dozens of private rooms of different types.
The second floor of the museum is a special exhibition hall for Chongqing hot pot. It is understood that Chongqing hotpot belongs to Sichuan hotpot, which evolved from the street snack "shuibayuan". Its ancestor was a boat puller, and it has a history of 100 years.
Chongqing hot pot culture
Chongqing hot pot was the first to be tasted, and people had to sit on two benches to taste the delicious food in the pot. Nie said it was also related to Chongqing women's love of wearing cheongsam. There was no hole in the middle of the earliest hot pot table in Chongqing. The pot was set up on a stove, so it was not easy to pick up vegetables. Chongqing women's cheongsam generally has high slit. If only one bench is used, it is easy for women to pull the thread at the slit when they lift their hands to pick up vegetables. For this reason, people superimpose a short bench on the short bench, which is convenient and beautiful.