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Tujia bacon in Sangzhi

By Li Liandi | Updated : Feb 10, 2022
For Zhangjiajie locals, Tujia bacon creates the atmosphere of the Spring Festival.

Making Tujia bacon is not complex. You need first to sprinkle and smear salt and pepper evenly on the pork. The marinated pork shall be hung above the fire pit to be smoked, and certain space shall be reserved between pieces of pork, which depends only on experience rather than standards. 

Being smoked will drain the moisture and excess grease of the pork, so the duration and degree of smoking is rather important. Tujia bacon will be made after three months of smoking.

Tujia bacon not only has unique flavor, but also has the effects of appetizing, removing cold and helping digestion, which is a kind of delicious food in winter.

Tujia bacon is a specialty that can relieve the homesickness of those who live far away, and a product that can help people shake off poverty and get rich. 

Edited by Li Ling 

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