Story of Chinese Bacon Street Vendor
One example out of many where authentic Chinese food beats the crap out of American Chinese knock-offs. In fact, this is rarely served in American Chinese restaurants at all. For one reason, authentic Chinese bacon making requires days or months of preparation. As for the taste, the picture speaks for itself, unless you are a vegetarian or vegan.
In short, these tasty bacons are marinated and slowly smoked. The sauce for marination may include spices like star anise, pepper, fennel and the like, or can be as simple as pepper and salt, depending on which region the Chinese bacon originated from. This Chinese bacon cart vendor was no more than a cart with a few Chinese bacon varieties, but the flavor was unbeatable.