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Preserved Chinese Ham

Submitted by on June 18, 2010 – 8:56 pmNo Comment | 8,717 views

Ingredient Name: Preserved Chinese ham, Preserved ham, Preserved Chinese pork, Yunnan Ham

Traditional Chinese Name: 雲腿 (yún tuǐ) or 火腿 (huǒ tuǐ)

What is this?
  • A salty, preserved meat that is of pork (pig) composition
  • Commonly known as Yunnan Ham because of a specialty of Yunnan Province (in China) to produce this type of product
  • It is usually the dried & preserved thigh or leg of the pork (which is produced with only the marination of salt on a fresh thigh)
  • The ham is flaky, crispy, slightly sweet and quite salty
  • It is commonly used in soups, stews, dim sum and other Chinese or Asian dishes

How do I prepare it?

  • Rinse in warm water before usage
  • Can cut up into smaller more edible pieces for soups (or use as a whole)

Where can I buy this?

  • Most supermarkets sell this pre-packaged

What is the cost?

  • Relatively affordable

Any benefits?

  • The ham brings a nice, salty flavor to any soup base
  • It is a slim cut of meat (so minimal fat)

Any precautions?

  • Use in moderation (due to the high amount of sodium)
  • Purchase your ham from a reputable source

Any additional information?

  • Store in a cool, dry place
  • Good for up to 6 months if stored in the refrigerator and less if not (they are usually marked with an expiry date)
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