Chinese sausage, also known as lap xuong or lap cheong, is a type of sausage from China. It is made by mixing ground pork with soy sauce, sugar, salt, spices, and rice wine, and then stuffing the mixture into a casing made from either pork intestine or synthetic material. The sausage is typically smoked, air-dried, or both which gives it a smoky flavor and concentrated umami. Lap cheong are rich and aromatic with a sweet and mellow pork flavor that enhances the flavor of your dishes. The rich fragrance of rice wine is prominent and helps eliminate gaminess and off-flavors.
Lap cheong is a common ingredient in many Chinese dishes, such as stir-fries, fried rice, and soups. It can also be eaten as a snack or appetizer when sliced and served cold or steamed. Lap cheong is widely available in Asian markets and can be found in various shapes and sizes, ranging from thin to thick, and from short to long.