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How the special donkey meat sandwich is prepared in China

Updated on June 18, 2012

Speciality of Hebi

Never…. ever think that eating a donkey sandwich is a nasty thing to do, because donkeys have become an integral part of Hebi’s hotel business. They have become very special in China now-a-days.

The north China’s Hebi region has attracted the people by offering a new taste, Luro hwasho (thin slices of donkey meat stuffed in wheat cakes).

The popularity of the donkey sandwich has led to the discussions of various methods involved in preparing this sandwich. Internet has helped a lot, for the Chinese. Best method to adopt was still a hot topic. Discussions over the internet were related to the 2 methods they followed. Whether to adopt the Fat Wang method or the old donkey head method. But whatever method they adopted, the final product was similar.

Luro hwasho, special sandwich from donkey meat
Luro hwasho, special sandwich from donkey meat

The sandwich preparation

The meat of the donkey is being cooked with more than 30 types of spices, until it becomes soft and then let to cool down for sometime. After cooling down, it is sliced to thin pieces and black pepper powder is being added. These thin slices are then stuffed into the hot hwasho(wheat cakes). Thus the Luro hwasho would be ready for serving.

Chinese are purely non-vegetarian. They tried not only the sandwich, but also the sausage, tofu and hot pot which are becoming popular. Even the reproductive organs of the donkey is not spared. They prepare special dishes out of them, too. But except in the Hebi region, the people at other places have not shown much interest in preparing this sandwich.

Ads for genuine donkey sandwich
Ads for genuine donkey sandwich

Advertised by the donkey itself!

The demand for donkey meat in China is such that the duplicate of the product has also been introduced in the market.

To make the customers believe that they provide original stuff, one of the hotel owners displayed a living donkey in front the hotel. The ad banner was tied around the back of the donkey. One of the hotel employees passed on the idea to his hotel owner and tried to convince the customers in this way. Business at the hotel improved drastically. But people moving around did not like the animal standing beside the public road.

After a few years, people using this animal for other businesses might find it difficult to get one. Their numbers will go down day by day, if the Chinese continue treating their taste buds in the same way.

Taste the sandwich

People who visit the Hebi region of North China are sure to get a chance to taste this sandwich. After trying the sandwich they always ask for more, as it melts down very fast in their mouth. The meat is softer when compared to beef. If someone doesn’t want to taste the stuff, they can escape pretending to be a pure vegetarian. Just ignore the people who say, You are really losing the chance to taste one of the best non-veg stuff in the world.

Chinese who have already tasted the sandwich are rushing to taste it, again and again. They forget all other non-veg food variety when they eat this stuff. Such is the taste. Only the people who have tried it once, know the true taste.

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    • suny51 profile image

      suny51 

      8 years ago

      Vivek,I think I have to learn a lot from you.

    • vivekananda profile imageAUTHOR

      vivekananda 

      8 years ago from India

      That's great..suny! Learning languages is also an achievement. If at any time I feel like going to those north eastern states, I'll surely ask you more about the people's lifestyle there.

    • suny51 profile image

      suny51 

      8 years ago

      Vivek,I am a North Indian,and live around Delhi,and have frequented the area and know it as the back of my palm,know to speak the languages also,therefore know their dishes as well .

    • vivekananda profile imageAUTHOR

      vivekananda 

      8 years ago from India

      suny51....I cannot believe that Indians are one of the stiff competitors to Chinese, in preparing such food stuff. But the truth is that no south Indian dares to go deep into the North eastern states to make a living. So, we are unaware of what actually is happening there.

      Thanks for dropping by.

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      suny51 

      8 years ago

      I read with great interest about this new dish,but you don't have to go to China all the way,simply go to North Eastern state of Nagaland and find out the items available,Chinese would want to learn some of the recipes,and would be obliged to find what they were missing on.

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