Five-Spice Potatoes and Chinese Bacon

Preparation info
  • Makes

    2 to 3

    servings as a main dish
    • Difficulty


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By Linda Anusasananan

Published 2012

  • About

This dish is a Hakka version of meat and potatoes. Although Popo used arrowhead (ci gu) on the day when we found it by the irrigation ditch, she typically used readily available potatoes. Arrowhead, a bulb that resembles a tan-colored fresh water chestnut, has a crunchier texture than potatoes and a slightly bitter finish. You can sometimes find it in Asian markets, usually in the winter. In my attempts to recreate this dish, I found that I prefer potatoes. Maybe it’