Bo zai fan, or clay-pot rice, is a classic Cantonese dish that combines traditional cooking methods with the China’s food staple, rice. It’s best known for fan jiao, the crispy layer of rice at the bottom of the pot. Traditionally cooked over a charcoal fire, clay-pot rice can be combined with various meats, vegetables, and sauces. The versatile dish looks simple at first, but it takes heart and soul to make it just right. We headed out to Clay Pot NYC in New York's West Village with food blogger Ewa Huang to see the art of making the dish and learn why it’s a cultural staple of Hong Kong.
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