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Q: Anyone else try Kourou (扣肉)? It's like... bacon jelly? Jellified bacon? Soggy bacon?

It's so decadent! *makes manic jogging motions*

 

This is probably my favorite food here. Please don't tell me where it comes from. If you ruin Kourou for me, I will destroy you.

 

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Anyone try this? Thoughts?

7 years 4 weeks ago in  Food  - China

 
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It is regular bacon, just different, very thick cut.

 

Check your cholesterol levels often.enlightened

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Also one of my favorite foods.  It got out to one of my friends that I love mei tai kou rou and now she brings it to me homemade about once a month.

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From what little I could find online, it's some kind of steamed or stewed pork, possibly pickled. It looks pretty fatty, so maybe it's made from the same part of the pig as bacon. If so, that would be pork belly. Personally, fat in and of itself is not bad for you, so no worries about cholesterol, and eating a lot of it will not make you fat and is probably what helped you lose weight. Fat is satiating and keeps you fuller longer and is a great source of energy. The only thing I'd worry about is the source, since fat is where most toxins are stored in animals and in humans. However, since you won't be living in China forever, I wouldn't worry so much about it, and just enjoy it for now, since you may not find an authentic version outside of China.

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Yes, this is a most awesome thing to eat. I have tried the dish in a couple of restaurants with varying success, but the restaurant in town with the biggest golden statue of the chairman serves this dish in a highly desirable way. 

My wife makes a similar dish which is also extremely delicious, but she does not want to make it too often due to the fat contents.

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梅菜扣肉,i have it twice a week.

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I've had this in Canada, I believe its called back bacon or pork rein very good baked in the over to a crisp.

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  Depending on how it's prepared it can be quite delicious.

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