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Not Heaven For Pigs


So that meltingly tender pork with shaved bamboo shoots I ate last night? Turns out that aged salt-preserved pork is the specialty of Xidi and every available outdoor wall is hung with giant meaty pork legs and pig’s heads. Every time you turn a corner you come eye to eye with one. Perhaps it’s called the Pig’s Heaven Inn because pigs who taste this good must surely go to heaven…… 
Now I’ m really not squeamish about what I eat, and although it makes no logical sense whatsoever, I kind of hope I ate the bits from the leg, and not the head.