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Roadside Pig’s Ear in Shanghai (VIDEO)


Pig’s ears are for sale in roadside stalls and hole-in-the-wall restaurants throughout China. Although I’ve seen it plenty of times, I hadn’t tried it until today, and turns out it’s outstandingly delicious.

As a kid, we used to give our dog a dried pig ear as a treat, but I never thought I’d be eating one myself.

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This is a single ear chopped into many pieces.

I’m usually not into eating animal skin and cartilage, but this was amazingly good. Soft and savory skin melts in your mouth as you nom on a chewy—almost crunchy—layer of cartilage.

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Odd, yet so tasty.

Here in Shanghai it cost me 18 RMB ($3USD) which is a little expensive, but worth it. Walking down the street, if you spot this delicious snack, don’t be afraid to try it for yourself—you’ll probably really like it.

Author: Kevin Cook

I want to inspire you to pursue your own dream of traveling and/or living overseas!


  1. I love this!!!

  2. I’m studying abroad in Shanghai starting next month, and this video (as well as your others) have been pretty interesting. Can’t wait until I can try this out for myself!

  3. do you have a weibo account?you can show your weibo account in your video,and will build your followers in China.there is another american guy already doing this,his weibo account is@懒惰老外

  4. Kevin what part of China do you teach in?

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