Hangzhou food︱Dongpo Pork

By Beautiful China
12 Apr 2023

Dongpo Pork

Dongpo Pork is a delicious dish enriched with color, aroma and taste. It is said that during the Song dynasty, great litterateur, calligrapher and painter Su Dongpo was appointed as the governor of the ancient Hangzhou. He led tens of thousands of peasants to build dams and irrigate fields, greatly benefitting the population. To show gratitude, the local people sent him meat and alcohol, with which he cooked together and it turned out to be incredibly delicious. Therefore, everyone adopted the recipe and the reputation of Dongpo Pork has been carried through history up.
To make Dongpo Pork, fresh pork must be paired with Shaoxing rice wine, soy and other high quality ingredients. When cooked, the skin is soft while the meat is tender, the color is red and lustrous, and the taste is rich and hearty. It's soft but not fragile, fatty but not greasy. It is an indispensable dish on the menu of all restaurants in Hangzhou.

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