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.
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.
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.