The headquarters of Cangzhou Li Chunqiu Donkey Burger Restaurant is located in Hejian City, with a history of more than a hundred years. It is the representative of Donkey Burger with Hejian cooking style, which has been listed in The Provincial Nonmaterial Cultural Heritage. And Li Chunqiu is also the cultural inheritor of Hejian Donkey Burger.
Donkey Burger is characterized with a roasted, semi-flaky bread pocket which overweights the chopped or shredded donkey meat in the success of taste. And a Chinese saying we believed fully explains that the bread pocket covered the burger is more important than the donkey meat --- A delicious donkey burger depends on 70 percent bread pocket and 30 percent donkey meat. The four unique skills involved in making the delicious donkey burger at Li Chunqiu’s restaurant are gold-like color, flake-like cover, thin as a paper and thick as a book.
“Thick as a book” indicates the 25-30 layers in each donkey burger whose cross-section looks like a thick book. The outside of bread pocket is crisp and not hard while the inside is malleable and not pasty. Every layer is as thin as a paper, which even could be written with and lit up.
All these need a great strength in making the dough. So the inheritor of Li Chunqiu Donkey Burger should exclusively be a man. In 2012, Li Chunqiu Donkey Burger has been listed in The Provincial Nonmaterial Cultural Heritage in Hebei and selected as The First Famous Snacks in Chinese Travel Destinations in 2016.