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By Eileen Yin-Fei Lo

Published 2009

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This sweetened ham is created by steaming salt-cured ham with rock sugar. I use rock sugar instead of sugarcane sugar or brown sugar because it imparts a light, delicate sweetness—what the Chinese call a “clean sweetness.” This ham is a favorite in Hunan, where it is served with its sweet, syrupy sauce and accompanied by small steamed breads.