It has a long history, being first recorded in the Qing Dynasty. There are many restaurants and street pedlars selling it in Beijing, such as Bao Du Feng, a traditional and well-known restaurant established in 1881, also known as Ji Sheng Long.
- beef Tripe(mainly divided into four parts)
- lamb Tripe(mainly divided into eight parts)
- 3.肚领:an uplift of the rumen
- 5.葫芦:reticulum(or second stomach)
- 8.蘑菇头:the bottom of the reticulorumen
The dish is made of fresh tripe(Beef omasum) or fresh lamb tripe which is firstly cut into slices,blanch them in boiling water rapidly and remove.It put forward a high request to the cooks ability.It requires rich experience and superb cooking skills to control the boiling time and the fire.
Finally the dish is dipped into a special seasoning. Bao du is fresh and tender. It tastes crisp, fragrant and pleasant.
The seasoning is mainly a mixture of jiang Doufu,sesame paste and salted Chinese chives flower. According to taste,it also can be added soy sauce, vinegar, pungent sauce, fermented bean curd, coriander powders, chopped green onion and etc. http://www.google.com.hk/imgres?q=%E7%88%86%E8%82%9A%E8%98%B8%E6%96%99&hl=zh-CN&newwindow=1&safe=strict&client=aff-cs-360se&hs=dA5&sa=X&source=lnms&biw=1370&bih=583&tbm=isch&prmd=imvns&tbnid=T0yIfAyUesywaM:&imgrefurl=http://www.huizucn.com/bbs/viewthread.php%3Ftid%3D30835&docid=OS6iqdZihaPJRM&imgurl=http://www.huizucn.com/bbs/attachments/forumid_37/20090107_8c1e4735113c1b65d1b8e4Xkav9geiRj.jpg&w=500&h=375&ei=rjvzTtawHoeeiAems8S0AQ&zoom=1
Mei Lanfang always took Bao du as late night supper.