The Chinese have a way of eating almost every parts of the pig. Each funny organs and parts turned into food. Maybe this was due to poverty back in CHina when they had to make do with whatever they can get their hands on. Maybe it is because Chinese are adventurous people.
I don’t normally fancy pig’s ear but for the sake of blogging, I ordered one tiny slice yesterday. Well, pig’s ear is this bland tasting gelatinous skin and soft bones. It has a crunchy bite with soft and gel like texture mixed together.
In the above photo, I have dipped the piece into the sauce made of tapioca flour and soya sauce. The pig’s ear has to be simmered in soya sauce for a long time so that it will absorb the taste of the soya sauce and star anise.
Another look at the pig’s ear which is in the foreground. In the same plate is a century egg and some prawns fritters. Do you know what is moe eeeky than pig’s ear but has the same texture? The pig’s snout. Yeap, they do have pig’s snout as well. I don’t think I like the idea of eating it though.
I have not been updating this blog that much because I don’t eat out that often, the internet speed was slow and generally, we have a fear of pig, pork and all those claims of cancer causing agents the pig’s farmers used on their pigs.
Anyway, I hope everyone has a great 2007! Oink-oink!