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Jan 9, 2011 08:56 AM

Red-Cooked Pork (hong shao rou)

Where can I eat this?

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  1. here is a very closely related discussion
    Shanghai Gate often has this (not listed on menu but just ask)

    1. My favorite local version of this general style (hong shao, dong po) is the pork shin in brown sauce at MuLan. There version has a mild five-spice taste but is more of a creamy brown gravy than a sticky sweet braising liquid.

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      1. re: Luther

        i agree (more gelatin in the shin than the pork belly in dong po pork)

        1. re: Luther

          I ate that once at Mulan, by my self. And it was VERY good. Can't say I actually finished the whole thing...

          1. re: StriperGuy

            Ordering that dish on a solo mission is an impressive feat, though I note that another poster in this thread has also been known to tackle a pigs head at the Craigie bar so perhaps just par for the course in this crowd !o

            1. re: Nab

              haha...the secret to eating the pork shin dish is to put rice from your ricebowl into the pork shin serving dish when nobody's sop up the rich gravy...also i like to request spinach in the pork shin instead of the (sometimes tough) leafy vegetable they usually use