Pipa Pork (Pi Pa Rou)

Pipa Pork (琵琶肉/Pi Pa Rou is a traditional Tibetan-style preserved meat in Shangri-la. It looks like Pipa, also known as Chinese lute. With delicate flavor and transparent color, Pipa Pork can be stewed or boiled and can be stored for a long time.

Pipa Rou is also one of the specialties of Naxi cuisine. It is a course of dish getting materials from a whole salted pig. A whole pig after being cleaned is added with many ingredients. Pipa refers to Chinese lute (a plucked string instrument with a fretted fingerboard). As the slated whole pig is shaped like the Chinese lute, it is also called Pipa Rou in Chinese. The salted pork slices is fat but not greasy.