Fuling Recipe You Can Make at Home
This is favorite dish in the Chongqing region because of the speed with which you can make it and the way in which the zhacai, or pickled vegetables/mustard, flavor the pork. Zhacai are one of the primary crops from the Fuling area. The Wu Jiang (or Wu River) brand of these pickled vegetables are available in most major Asian markets and grocers in cities throughout the world. They come in small, foil packets and in three intensities (mild, medium, and hot). Ask at the store and we're confident you'll find them.
A couple little Fulingers we know love this dish, and their parents love it even more! Best on rice or asian noodles, the amount below makes enough for one side dish. (Or just enough for you to try it to see if you want to double or triple it next time!)
Zhacai and Pork
The measurements and descriptions below are provided by our loyal Fuling Auntie Huang Ying. She warns that most people in China don't use formal measurements when they cook, so you might have to make adjustments! We've done the best we can with amounts. You can use a wok or a frying pan to prepare.
In a bowl,
mix sliced pork with soy sauce, cooking wine, and corn starch. Set