What’s Anthony Zhao’s favorite dish?
My favorite dish is definitely hong shao rou (red braised pork). My parents made it all the time when I was growing up. My parents probably only made 20 dishes, but hong shao rou was always there — the most popular. It always goes with rice — it’s like eating foie gras with bread. But hong shao rou can also pair with vegetables, so when I make it at home we might have four vegetable dishes and one hong shao rou, and that’s a perfect meal.