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Bama mountain pork


Updated: 2022-08-18

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A Bama mountain pork dish. [Photo/Hechi Daily]

Dongshan township is located in northeast Bama Yao autonomous county, Hechi, and is one of the settlements of the Bunuyao, a branch of the Yao ethnic group. The township is located in a mountainous area, has abundant sunlight, heat, and abundant rainfall, as well as a pleasant climate, making the Bama mountain pigs bred here have a special flavor.

Bama mountain pigs are large in size, and can grow to 100 kilograms in one or two years of breeding. As they reside in mountains and are very active, the pork quality is lean and low in fat. 

When making Bama mountain pork dishes, bamboo leaves and ginger are added to give the pork a natural spice flavor. After cooking, the pork is sliced and plated in an attractive manner on a bamboo dish.

While eating Bama pork, people can only use one chopstick. They must use the tip of the chopstick to pass through the crispy pork, and then dip it in the special seasoning. The cooking and eating method is not only an example of the local food culture, but also the inheritance of Yao's ethnic culture.