Ten cuisines you mustn't miss in Changsha

Updated: 2016-08-03

Chairman Mao's red-braised pork (mao shi hong shao rou)

Ten cuisines you mustn't miss in Changsha
Chairman Mao's red-braised pork [Photo/ Changsha.com.cn]

This Hunan braised pork dish was said to be so beloved by Chairman Mao that he insisted that his chefs in Beijing cook it for him. Using belly pork cut into cubes and coated with a fragrant sweet and salty red sauce, the dish is best served with plain white rice and some stir-fried vegetables.

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