There’s a huge Muslim population in China, and they have a lot of their own culinary traditions. One of those is rou jia mo.
It’s a sandwich of sorts, being that it’s meat and seasonings between two pieces of carbs – here, a folded-over or split small grilled flatbread. In Muslim towns in China, it’s usually made with lamb, but being that everyone else in China digs on pork, the non-halal are usually getting the latter version from street stalls in Shanghai and Beijing. Whatever meat is used, it’s braised with soy, vinegar, cilantro and green onion.
This humble snack has made its way to Las Vegas.