Pork sales in Britain fall not only behind beef but other meats, too. In Asia it is the meat of choice. Photo: Shutterstock Pork sales in Britain fall not only behind beef but other meats, too. In Asia it is the meat of choice. Photo: Shutterstock
Pork sales in Britain fall not only behind beef but other meats, too. In Asia it is the meat of choice. Photo: Shutterstock
Andrew Sun
Opinion

Opinion

Mouthing Off by Andrew Sun

What have Western diners got against pork, Asia’s favourite meat?

  • Beef may be the red meat of choice in much of the West but pork is more popular across Asia
  • In Chinese, the word for meat implies pork – evidence of just how common it is to eat it

Pork sales in Britain fall not only behind beef but other meats, too. In Asia it is the meat of choice. Photo: Shutterstock Pork sales in Britain fall not only behind beef but other meats, too. In Asia it is the meat of choice. Photo: Shutterstock
Pork sales in Britain fall not only behind beef but other meats, too. In Asia it is the meat of choice. Photo: Shutterstock
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Andrew Sun

Andrew Sun

Andrew Sun has dabbled in many shades of the media spectrum for 25 years, from college radio, TV, print and online columnist to starting film festivals, managing music labels and authoring food books. Someday he will figure what he wants to be when he grows up.