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Updated: 2013-01-05 10:14
Braised mutton belly with bean curd skin [Photo/Shanghai Daily]
Braised mutton belly with bean curd skin (128 yuan + 15%)
This is a dish featuring complexity in fragrance, texture and flavor. When served, the diner is first greeted by an aroma of mutton, followed by a note of cinnamon, geranium and orange peel.
Mutton belly with a tender yet firm texture absorbs flavors from savory fermented bean curd and sweet and flowery rose liquor. Chef Chuang pairs the mutton with water chestnuts, fresh greens and mushrooms for rich textures and more freshness.
According to TCM, mutton is recommended as an ideal winter food as it warms the body and supplies qi (energy flow).
Where to order:
Ai Mei Chinese Restaurant, Le Royal Meridien Shanghai
Tel: 3318-9999 ext 7700
Address: 8/F, 789 Nanjing Rd