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Chinese sausage (xiang chang & lap chang) - raw ?

LotusRapper Feb 22, 2013 10:36 AM

I say while it's cured (likely mass-dried in kilns these days) one should still cook it before consumption. Wife disagrees, says it's cooked and edible (admittedly not great) like salami and other Euro cured meats.

Your thoughts ?

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  1. fmed RE: LotusRapper Feb 22, 2013 11:23 AM

    I always cook it - not necessarily for food-safety concerns, but it just tastes better cooked. "In theory" they can be eaten uncooked....but I will only trust it if I made it myself.

    1. grayelf RE: LotusRapper Feb 22, 2013 01:24 PM

      For me, it's a texture thing, just too hard and tough to bite when "raw."

      1. flowbee RE: LotusRapper Feb 23, 2013 02:16 PM

        I shudder at the thought of including it raw in a platter of charcuterie. Just does not go. Much better cooked. I just chuck it whole into the rice cooker.

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          LotusRapper RE: flowbee Feb 23, 2013 08:42 PM

          Thanks guys. I'll accidentally let Mrs. Lotus peek over my shoulder while I have this thread on my screen :-)

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