Taiwan: Red Wine Pork Chop

Restaurant: Taiwan Cuisine
City: Fremont, California

Taiwan has many street foods. A favorite at this restaurant is the (fried) red wine pork chop, which is pork chop marinated in red wine sauce, and then deep fried. It was served with ginger slices and a sweet brown sauce (not hoisin sauce).

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The red wine sauce makes the pork look similar to the char-siu pork (Chinese BBQ pork). However, the taste is distinct from char-siu pork. It’s somewhat lighter.

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This fried pork is similar to the Japanese tonkatsu, which is served with a thick, sweet brown sauce. However, I think I prefer this one over tonkatsu as it’s bold in flavor from the red wine sauce and I could eat it by itself, without the sweet brown sauce!

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