Tong'an Wrapped Pork (同安封肉 Tong'an fengrou). [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
Tong'an wrapped pork is a local cuisine with typical Xiamen flavor. Its cooking procedure is as follows. First, choose a chunk of hock that weighs about 2 kilos and wrap it in the square gauze. Then fry the pork with an amount of lard in the pan, serving with soy sauce, white sugar, monosodium glutamate, rice wine and star anise as seasonings. Afterwards, braise the pork for 2.5 hours with black mushroom, lotus seeds, shrimps, dried oyster etc.