Customers flock to Du Yaying’s restaurant not only for her sweet and sour pork, but also for her eccentric character and warm familiarity. Photo: Goldthread Customers flock to Du Yaying’s restaurant not only for her sweet and sour pork, but also for her eccentric character and warm familiarity. Photo: Goldthread
Customers flock to Du Yaying’s restaurant not only for her sweet and sour pork, but also for her eccentric character and warm familiarity. Photo: Goldthread
Food and Drinks

How sweet and sour pork gave this former convict in China a second chance - and made her a Xiamen street food legend

  • Thirty years ago, Du Yaying went to prison for her part in running a gambling den
  • Finding her passion for food, she is today the chef and owner of a popular restaurant in Xiamen, China

Topic |   Food and Drinks
Customers flock to Du Yaying’s restaurant not only for her sweet and sour pork, but also for her eccentric character and warm familiarity. Photo: Goldthread Customers flock to Du Yaying’s restaurant not only for her sweet and sour pork, but also for her eccentric character and warm familiarity. Photo: Goldthread
Customers flock to Du Yaying’s restaurant not only for her sweet and sour pork, but also for her eccentric character and warm familiarity. Photo: Goldthread
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