Another favorite snack in the Xinzhuang area is mushroom pork thick soup. Meat is taken from the pig’s rear thigh and cut before being cured and covered in sweet potato powder. It is then cooked in a manner that locks in the pork’s distinct sweet flavor. Other carefully selected ingredients added to the soup base include mushrooms, coriander, and cornstarch as a thickener. Cooked just right, this hearty dish is a local favorite because it warms the gut and satisfies the appetite.