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China: A Glass of Swine

Written by Oiwan Lam On 31 January 2014 @ 4:35 am | No Comments

In China, East Asia, English, Food, Quick Reads

“300 Shots at Greatness” introduced [1] one of most distinctive alcohol in China. The distilled rice spirit, Yubingshao, has the taste of fat aroma as it is aged with jars filled with pig fat. The blogger describes the taste:

I took a sip, and noted what appeared to be a flat, rather bland rice baijiu. But then the pig hit me on the back end, like getting slapped in the face with a slab of bacon. It was an odd, somewhat salty, somewhat oily finish that I found strangely compelling.

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