Liangxi crispy fried eel, or Wuxi crispy fried eel is a famous traditional dish of Han nationality in Jiangsu province. It is a typical dish of Wuxi cuisine and has gained fame at home and abroad.
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It boasts a history of more than 100 years, dating back to the Taiping Rebellion, led by Hong Xiuquan in the 1850s against the Qing (1644-1911) feudal bureaucrats, since an oil vendor surnamed Zhu invented the dish in what is today's Zhijie street at the foot of Huishan Mountain in Wuxi city.
Liangxi is the name of the river that originates in the Huishan Mountain and runs through Wuxi, stretching to the canal in the north and flowing into the Taihu Lake in the south.
The eel is fried twice and looks dark brown with appealing glow. It tastes crispy with heavy flavor and won't soften even several days later.