Hey /ck/ picked this strange looking pork belly product up at my local chinese grocer as it was on sale. I'm at a loss as to what do with and google isn't turning up much, any thoughts?
A second pic of the label. I have had the uncooked chinese style sausage that you throw into a pot of rice as you cook it. I was thinking of doing the same, please help me not die.
I was just wondering what I am supposed to do with these Chinese hot dogs besides sliced coins into fried rice.
So just stick the whole thing in with the rice while its cooking?
Whoops I thought I was on the cooking board or something.
Oh those! My god, great are these.
They are great for making stew. They are cured with both salt and sugar, so expect sweet taste.
Cut them into thin slices, and they caramelize them in oil. Add the holy trinity, and meat of your choice, then stew away!
It is also a very good starter for Japanese style curry!.
Those are Hong Kong style smoked pork bellies. Anything Hong Kong style usually have some sweet taste to it. Szchuan style smoked pork are savory ONLY, and Szchuan style smoked sausages are very SPICY and full of szchuan peppers, which give it a savory and numbing taste.
Generally, Hong Kong style smoked preserves are great with stews. Szchuan style ones are usually enjoyed as it is (slice into thin slices, and steam, for both Szchuan smoked pork belly and sausage).
腊肉 literally translate into Wax Meat, judging by the shiny texture of your preserve, I guess you can see why.
I love them with eggs. Slice them thin and saute with onions, mushrooms, and garlic then throw it in eggs with soy sauce instead of salt, plus pepper and chilies or anything spicy and scramble together. Delicious...