Fried boiled pork [Photo/chinadaily.com.cn]
Fried boiled pork, one of the most famous offerings in traditional Shanxi cuisine, originated during the Southern and Northern Dynasties (420-581) among the aristocrats in the southern Shanxi city of Linfen.
It then spread to the provincial capital of Taiyuan, eventually becoming a typical dish in Shanxi during the Song Dynasty (960-1279).
The dish has a bright golden color as well as a tender texture. It is salty, fresh and has sour taste.
All restaurants and hotels cooking Shanxi cuisine offer the typical Shanxi dish.