Yiliang roast duck also originated in the Ming Dynasty. It has a history of more than 600 years. Legend tells, that Zhu Yuanzhang's Royal chef, Li Haiying, known as "Li roast duck" in Nanjing, was anonymously in Yiliang for some reasons. He was famous for his mastery in cooking roasted duck. He passed it down from generation to generation, and led to the development of Yiliang roasted duck, making it famous and glorious.