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Chinese recipes-Skin Aspic

Updated on January 9, 2012

skin aspic

We Chinese has a colorful traditional culture, including our Chinese cuisine and Chinese recipes. Here the Skin Aspic is very common and popular for our Chinese, We make it in hot summer or around festivals. You can find the reason why we love it after you try this dish. And I am sure you will fall in love with it too,

skin aspic 肉皮冻 rou pi dong(Chinese pin yin)

serve 3


1 pound pigskin

Some scallions

Some ginger

Some dried red chilli

Some Star anise

Some Chinese cinnamon

Some Chinese prickly ash



1. Pour some water into a wok, put in the pigskin and bring to a boil, continue to boil for 3 minutes, then take out and drain well, wait until cool.

2. Scrape off the grease from the pigskin over and again.

3. Cut the pigskin into shreds.

4. Make seasoning wrap by wrapping up the dried hot chili, star anise, Chinese cinnamon, Chinese prickly ash and fennel with gauze.

5. Blend water, scallion sections and sliced ginger and seasoning gauze wrap, bring to a boil, pour in soy sauce, and sugar.

6. Pour in shredded pigskin, bringing to a boil again and reduce to simmer over gentle heat until a chopstick can penetrate and the cooking liquid thickens.

7. Remove to a closed container and keep in low temperature.

8. Cut the skin aspic into cubes and serve with dipping sauce


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      beekeng 5 years ago

      This really look interesting. In Malaysia i saw the pig skin is serve in certain noodle soup like prawn noodle soup, but i have never know it can serve it in this method with dipping sauce...

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      Lissette 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Wow, I have never seen this or have heard of this. Here in Florida, we don't get much authenticity. We are limited to the most popular dishes found at the local chinese restaurants.

      Pig skin is well used in the hispanic cultures as well, but I have never heard of boiling them like this. Thanks for sharing your culture.