Qing Jiao Rousi

Pickled Chillies with Pork

Preparation info
  • Serves


    as Part of a Chinese Meal, or 1 as a Single Dish.
    • Difficulty


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By Ken Hom

Published 1990

  • About

The pig, last of the twelve creatures in the Chinese zodiac calendar, is first in the hearts and palates of its people. It is the “red meat” of China, and the only portion of the animal not utilised in some way is its oink. The pig is the symbol for fertility, virility, and good luck, and during a birthday banquet at the home of friends in Sichuan, we were served several pork dishes. (I should note that the pork portions were small compared to the vegetables, for meat never dominates, ev