Mrs Wong’s Braised Pig’s Snout

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By Ken Hom

Published 1998

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A majority of first- and second-generation Chinese-Americans were relatively poor. Nevertheless, they ate well. Like African-Americans, they made do with inexpensive and less desirable meats and other foods. Steaks, for example, never appeared on our table. Instead, we usually ate pork and vegetables. And most parts of the pig were very much cheaper than beef.

In Chinatowns, Chinese butchers enjoyed a busy trade with all parts of the pig. For example, my friend Steve Wong