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  fragrant straw meat

 

China

Xiang cao rou, i.e. ‘fragrant straw meat’, is the name of a true street snack, one that can be found in almost every stall in China. It uses a meat, such as chicken or beef, which is formed into a ball and wrapped in a thin layer of bean curd, then a layer of a fragrant local grass is added, in order to give the meatballs a fine fragrance and aroma, after which the whole is steamed.