a traditional dish in Fujian province
loved by the Fuzhou people
In Fuzhou, Lizhi Rou is presented in various forms,
basically these are pork meat balls
in Sweet and sour sauce.
To make the meat balls look like Lychee
the pork is not minced
cut into small pieces
create the uneven sides when fried,
in appearance to lychee skin
This dish is bright red in colour.
It gets its colour from their signature, traditional rice wine lees or residue.
To let people know that it is Lizhi Rou
Some lychees are used to decorate the sides of the dish
stir in canned lychee before dishing up
(make sure not all the lychee get the red colour)
I am sure you know how to prepare this dish
Marinate pork pieces with fish sauce, sugar, pepper & salt
not forgetting the most important ingredient,
Tapioca flour or corn flour
together with beaten egg is used to bind the small pieces of pork
to make into balls
These meat balls are then deep fried
then cooked in Sweet & sour sauce