Shen Fui

“Fantasy Pork”

Preparation info
  • Serves

    8 to 10

    as Part of a Chinese Meal, or 4 to 6 as a Single Dish.
    • Difficulty


Appears in

By Ken Hom

Published 1990

  • About

I was very encouraged when I tasted this dish because it catered to my ideal of Chinese cooking with its straightforward, careful preparation and attention to a balance of flavours. Friends took me to a privately-owned restaurant in Kunming, Yunnan, where I sampled this “fantasy pork.” It was properly braised, with just the right enhancing seasonings that gave the meat a robust but not overpowering fragrance. The rich wine sauce and subtle sweetness of the other ingredients combined beau