Ma Yu Ching

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Ma Yu Ching's Bucket Chicken House, or Ma Yuxing, (Chinese: 马豫兴桶子鸡; pinyin: Mǎ Yùxīng Tǒngzi Jī), is a historic restaurant in Kaifeng, Henan, China, said to be originally established in 1153, during the Jin dynasty (1115–1234).[1]

The Ma family began trading in bucket chicken in Nanjing, in today's Jiangsu Province, after the Song dynasty moved to the south.[2]

In 1855, Ma Youren, a descendant of the original Mr Ma moved back to his ancestral home in the village of Laodong, Kaifeng, bringing with him a bucket of the traditional sauce. There, Ma Youren established the "Ma Yuxing Roast Chicken Shop" in 1864, specialising in bucket chicken. In 1954, a branch store was established in Zhengzhou when that city became the capital of Henan province.[2]

In February 2007, Ma Yu Ching's bucket chicken was named as an intangible cultural heritage of Henan Province.[2]

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  1. ^ "Yum is flogging its once high-flying China wing". The Economist. 2016-04-12. Retrieved 2018-09-11.
  2. ^ a b c "河南老字号 开封桶子鸡". Ta Kung Pao. 2018-01-22. Retrieved 2018-09-11.