Particular cuisine of Dao ethnic - Pickled meat

Thursday - 23/10/2014 03:51
The Dao people have tradition of hospitality; who has ever came up with the Dao ethnic minority in Son La are surely invited to enjoyed pickled meat. Pickled meat is a traditional food of Dao people. It is often carried out for the holidays, weddings or inviting guests to your home.....
The Dao people have tradition of hospitality; who has ever came up with the Dao ethnic minority in Son La are surely invited to enjoyed pickled meat. Pickled meat is a traditional food of Dao people. It is often carried out for the holidays, weddings or inviting guests to your home.
To make the pickled meat jars is not difficult, but it requires a lot of time; ingredients are pork, crystal salt and cooled rice. After slaughter the pigs, the man choose pork pieces including lean and greasy meat. Then they cut into pieces, each piece is about 0.3 kg, use a sharp knife to nick the thickest parts about 2cm - 3cm, avoid cutting hide. After that, the meat pieces will be aromatize by salt and rubbed strongly for salt soak deep into every pieces. Next they used a certain amount of cold rice to squeeze into each piece of meat that meat with foaming, then put the meat into jars. The arranging must be steady, tight. When meat is ranked nearly fully jars, they cover thin layer of cold rice up, prevent air f-rom outside. Jars of meat are placed on an ash pots. In experiences, after permeating, the greasy meat will be able to leak slightly, then ash will leach into the pot. The pickling incubated for at least 6 months to a year, then it’s ready to enjoy.
When tasting pickled meat, people get each piece, use bamboo to cut the greasy meat. The longer meat is pickled, the more delicious it is. When eating, you can feel greasy, brittleness and sweet taste of the meat. Pickled meat is served with piper lolot leaves, “chat” leaves and deer wine in the parties.
Only in Dao village, tourists can probably enjoy Dao’s traditional pickled meat. Pickled meat is the favorite of all ages, but surely everyone wants to enjoy the typical cuisine of the Dao ethnic.
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