Looking for Hong Shao Ro (red cooked pork)!
Hi, I'm having a serious craving for homestyle chinese pork shoulder. I feel like I never see it on the menu at Chinese restaurants - does anyone know where I can order hong shao ro? Also known as Mao's red cooked pork. . .
Agree with Giang Nan. Mei Long Village (301 Valley Blvd. in San Gabriel) also does a decent version.
Many Japanese izakayas also serve buta kakuni, a Japanese version of this dish. It is a tad sweeter, but very good too. For this, try Raku Plus in Little Tokyo (Honda Plaza on 2nd St.).
Also, I suspect more restaurants cook it than you would think, and sell it under a different English name (braised pork, etc.). You might want to copy and paste the Chinese characters (紅燒肉) into a document, blow up the size, and either scan the menus for it or ask if the kitchen can make it.
Forgive me if I've made a bad assumption that you don't read Chinese. Most people on this board don't.