Kung hei fat choy! Celebrate Year of the Pig with with Ontario pork and this tasty, traditional dish.
2019 is Year of the Pig and what better way to celebrate Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) than by picking up some local Ontario pork and trying out a new cut of meat – like pork belly.
For this month’s recipe we are veering off the festive path of dumplings and spring rolls to focus on a delicious, traditional pork belly ramen dish.
I don’t know about you but on a chilly February evening, there’s nothing I’d rather do than cozy up with a steaming, hearty bowl of goodness. Warm, flavourful broth, noodles, veggies and (of course) tender slices of pork – this ramen dish is comfort food at its finest.
In Chinese culture, pigs are seen as a symbol of wealth. There is nothing more rich and flavourful than pork belly, that pops in your mouth like festive, flavour fireworks.
While dumplings might be your first choice during Chinese New Year (and we’ve got a great recipe for them) remember that people also like to eat long noodles. With long noodles, you aren’t supposed to cut them and should try not to chew either. The sentiment is the longer the noodle, the longer your life will be. This calls for a lot of slurping.
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