Just bought a package of "Aka" bacon from Metro.
Cooked some up this morning to find they've changed the recipe of their mish-mash of pork parts.
There's some kind of synthetic maple additive to give it a nauseating sweetness (catering to the locals' western-food-sugar-requisite, perhaps?).
Metro, you disappoint me.
By the way, never buy the large red can of "tomato paste" of Shanghai origin from Metro.
It's actually ketchup.
As in sacharined tomato slop.
a never ending story
The overall quality of most domestic pork products seems to decline imho.
Contact Nige, he's food wizard from the UK. His wechat is MrNige. He makes pretty much everything you miss from home and it's amazing!