We pulled pork, a recipe that originated in China, for a time because we thought it was delicious.
We were wrong.
This recipe has changed history.
The pork was cooked to the bone, then served to us with rice and potatoes.
It was then served with a side of rice and noodles and served with lots of sauce.
The name derives from a Chinese term that means to pull apart.
“Pulling pork” became a way of life in our community.
We still make the pork ribs with pork and chicken, with the sauce from the cooking process.
There’s a lot of sauce in it, too.
It’s delicious, but it’s not what we were expecting to be served.
I was surprised to learn that pork ribs, a traditional Chinese dish, were no longer served in our country.
In recent years, pork is disappearing from menus and the recipes are getting replaced by other dishes like noodles and rice.
It doesn’t take much to find out that pork isn’t what it used to be.
We’re starting to see restaurants in other cities, like Ottawa, offering pork, too, and the recipe is changing.
The new version of the recipe for pulled pork is much more flavorful and less spicy.
It contains chicken broth, soy sauce, chili paste and sugar.
The addition of sauce, the addition of lots of sauces and the addition the addition more ingredients all add up to an even better, healthier pulled pork.
“We wanted to make sure that the ingredients that were used to make pulled pork were not a little bit different from what you might find in a restaurant,” said Cathy, a mother of three.
“It’s not the same thing.”
Cathy’s son, Tyler, a restaurant server, says he would make a recipe for pork ribs for his son and his friends and then bring it home and sell it.
He says that’s exactly what happened to him.
“I would cook a pork ribs recipe and then give him a little gift card and he would bring it to the restaurant and say, ‘I have the recipe, so you’re going to make a pork rib.’
And he would buy it and sell the same product,” said Tyler.
The restaurant has stopped selling pork ribs as a meal, but the recipe can still be found on their website.
But Cathy says her son is not happy about the changes.
“He wants to make this recipe again, but he’s not going to get it back.
He’s not interested in making the recipe again,” she said.
The change has made Cathy a little sad.
“People are asking me why do we have to pull pork?
What is the difference between this and chicken?,” she says.
Cathy has a plan to save the recipe.
She wants to share it with other people and give it to someone who needs it.
Cathy is hoping to get a second cook to cook it for her.
She’s also trying to find a restaurant to bring it back to.
“This is the last thing that I want to do.
I want this to be gone forever,” she told CBC News.
She is still trying to figure out how to make it again.
Cathy says she doesn’t know what she’ll do when the recipe disappears from the menu.