Sacked Tuodong soybean sauce and sacked Tuodong rice vinegar [File photo]
Bottled Tuodong soybean sauce are sold in markets. [File photo]
Stories about Tuodong soybean sauce were compiled into a Chinese novel named Tuodong in Hundred Years by a Kunming local writer Zhang Qingguo. [File photo]
[InKunming--Kunming] Soybean sauce, a traditional seasoning in China with red brown color, liquid state and a sauce flavor, tastes very delicate and can help to activate appetite. Tuodong, a famous soybean sauce brand in Kunming, is such a kind of sauce having more than 330 years' history in the city.
Tuodong, which was created in 1684, is a rare old brand that owns hundred years' history and still exists in market. Soybean sauce of the brand, having kept fine quality all the time, has impacted several generations of Kunming people.
Until now, Tuodong brand and soybean sauce of the brand have become a representative of Kunming culture. Stories about the brand and the soybean sauce of the brand were compiled into a Chinese novel named Tuodong in Hundred Years by a Kunming local writer Zhang Qingguo.
Even now, Kunming natives still like to queue up to buy the Tuodong soybean sauce. On Tuodong road, in the front of the gate of Tuodong Pickles Shop, scenery that people line and wait for buying the soybean sauce appears almost every day.
Nowadays, Tuodong brand soybean sauce is produced by Kunming Lvchen Group, which has set two manufacturing areas respectively in Luosiwan and Fumin County. The group also produces soybean sauce that is only exported to Japan.
To Kunming people, to buy Tuodong soybean sauce seems like an appeal to a culture tradition. They protect the local brand and their delicious seasoning by taking action.
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(Editors: Cathy Chen, Tracy)