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Datong grilled lamb chop
Source: China Daily

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Datong grilled lamb chop is a famous dish used for entertaining guests in the city of Datong in northern Shanxi province.

It is said that hunters and nomads living in North China used to roast their entire prey and eat whole sheep by a bonfire. People gradually discovered that the most delicious part of a sheep is the hind legs, so they then began to cook them.

Grilled lamb chop made using the back legs is delicious and easy to eat. After centuries of development, various ingredients and seasonings have been gradually added during the roasting process. The dish's color is alluring and the meat is fragrant, with the outer layer tasting charred while the inside is tender and crisp.


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