Foodie Flashcards: Red-Braised Pork

Hungry to improve your Chinese vocabulary, but don’t know where to dig in? Welcome to our weekly Foodie Flashcard series. Follow along, study these morsels of knowledge, then dig in at your local restaurant to fully digest the information.

How to say ‘Red-Braised Pork’ in Mandarin Chinese

Red-braised pork, hongshao rou, mandarin chinese

What is it?

Arguably Shanghai’s second most famous dish (after xiaolongbao), red-braised pork is a must-have when you’re in China. The dish features cuts of pork belly, known as “five layer” pork for its striated layers of meat and fat, braised in a rich sauce of Shaoxing wine, light and dark soy sauce and rock sugar (and fermented tofu paste if you’re lucky!). Eat it with a bowl of rice to offset the richness!

Where To Find Red-Braised Pork In Shanghai:

Old Jesse 老吉士
41 Tianping Rd, near Huaihai Middle Rd.
Metro Line 9/10 – Jiaotong University

Where To Find Red-Braised Pork In Beijing:

Huai Yang Fu 淮扬府 
198 Andingmen Wai Da Jie
Metro Line 2 – Andingmen

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