It might feel like we’re only just through with Christmas, but we’re also only a couple of weeks away from another gluttonous celebration. We’re talking, of course, about Chinese New Year; a time when families all across China get together to (over)indulge in brilliant banquets.
If you’re the one charged with preparing one of these mammoth meals, you’d be forgiven for feeling a little pressure. Fortunately, there’s a local hero ready to ensure that you don’t have to prepare everything from scratch.
Swiss Butchery, Shanghai’s favorite connoisseurs of all things carnivorous, has prepared a few delectable delights that will be the star of your new year spread.
Succulent, Juicy Beef Ribs
First up, Swiss Butchery has just put the finishing touches on a mouth-watering beef rib roast, created exclusively for the holidays.
Made with beef ribs imported from New Zealand, the ribs are first brined for 24 hours in their signature marinade to ensure a rich flavor, before being wet roasted low-and-slow to give them a supremely tender texture.
When they arrive at your door, all that you need to do is heat them in the oven to have your CNY feast’s perfect centerpiece.
Shanghai-Style Salted Pork Belly
But that’s not all. Swiss Butchery is also paying tribute to Shanghainese cuisine with their own sublime take on a classic salted pork belly.
Prepared with scallions, yellow wine and ginger, and served with tofu, it is richly salty and indulgently delicious, packing a huge amount of flavor. It’s also made with their finest imported fresh pork, sourced from trusted suppliers in Canada.
The Swiss Butchery team has gotten even further into the Lunar New Year spirit with an all-new pair of Chinese sausages to add to their extensive European-style selection.
These include a classic sweet Cantonese-style and a spicy Sichuan-style to satisfy any craving and provide the perfect savory side dish.
Both are made with a carefully crafted blend of herbs and spices and prepared in-house using only premium imported fresh pork.
Who is Swiss Butchery?
Over the six years since they were founded, Swiss Butchery has gained a deserved reputation as THE place to go for fresh, high quality imported meat in Shanghai. They’ve done so not just by providing superior service but also providing quite simply the finest meat in town, with a team of highly-qualified butchers and chefs with decades of combined experience.
That’s the reason that they have been awarded Butchery of the Year at the That’s Shanghai Awards an incredible five years in a row, and the reason that they have now expanded to four physical locations in the city (with more on the way).
You can find their full selection there as well as on their slick, easy-to-navigate online store and delivery service.
The quality of their products is at the heart of everything that Swiss Butchery does. Location is no obstacle as they source their meat from around the world, working only with suppliers that share their high standards of flavor, safety and sustainability.
That means whether it’s their New Zealand lamb, Canadian pork or USDA-approved American beef, anything that they serve is guaranteed to be the finest.
They also feel passionately that freshness is key to getting the most out of your meat. This is why the company uses transparent and technologically advanced cold-chain methods to import the majority of their meat by air – fresh and not frozen – no matter where it was produced. This guarantees less time in transit, translating to better flavor, texture and safety.
The same values can be seen in action in their physical stores with open, spotlessly clean kitchens. Food purchased in-store will be prepared in front of you by their highly trained staff (many of the company’s in-house butchers and chefs have experience working at five-star hotels and high-end restaurants).
See for Yourself
To see why Swiss Butchery has captured the hearts of Shanghai’s carnivores and set yourself up for an effortless yet extravagant New Year banquet, head to one of their Shanghai stores, or click the link or scan the QR for more information www.swissbutchery.com.