Huang's roasted pork

By Liu Chuan(chinadaily.com.cn)Updated: 2022-07-07

578.jpg

Huang's roasted pork [Photo/WeChat account: gh_2996a60b203e]

The Huang's roasted pork is created by a family with the surname of Huang in Jinan's Xiuhui subdistrict and has a history of more than 300 years. The roast meat has a crispy skin and tender flesh and can be stored for a long time.

Huang's roasted pork originated between the late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and the early Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Inspired by Mongolian roasted lamb, the family started to roast pork because pigs had been raised in the area for generations.

In contrast to other roasted meats, Huang's roasted pork often uses a special high-temperature oven to roast an entire pig. Secret ingredients are slathered all over the pig, and after being cooked, the pork roast's exterior layer is light and crispy while the interior is moist and soft. The Huang family's method for roasting pork was recognized as a national intangible cultural heritage in 2010.