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Attention when eating hot pot: Don’t eat the snow-white hairy belly!

As the weather gets colder, people start to like hot pot. There are many foods to choose from when eating hot pot, and this year, one of the new and popular foods, Maodu, has become a popular food for people. Hairy belly has different names in different places, such as beef louver, fresh hairy belly and so on. Moreover, there are also different types of hairy belly and different ways of eating. How to choose a hairy belly? Which type of hairy belly is safer to eat? Let’s take a look at the following series of reports to be more vigilant.

Phenomenon: The color of the hairy belly is “white, yellow and black” which makes people confused

“My girlfriend and I both love Chongqing hot pot, especially hairy belly when eating hot pot. You will never let go if you don’t order two or three plates each time. It’s just that recently I discovered that there are more and more varieties of hairy belly, such as fresh hairy belly, Green hairy belly, louver, Melaleuca louver, etc., seem to be quite different, and the price is not small, but it feels like one thing when they eat.” Recently, reader Xiao Li called the reporter, hoping to get it. He knew exactly what was going on, especially when he heard that some hairy belly was poisonous and couldn’t be eaten, he was confused.

With readers’ questions, the reporter recently visited Wuhan Baishazhou Market, South China Seafood Market and some hot pot cities, and found that this is indeed the case. Now there are so many “faces” in Wuhan market that it is difficult for outsiders to figure out.

Hairy belly of the same shape, only because of different colors, white, yellow and black ingredients are called louver, fresh hairy belly and green hairy belly (also called green hairy belly). These three products are sold in each small plate in hot pot city. The price is mostly between ten and twenty yuan; and another kind of hairy belly, which resembles a blind fence, is called mullet. After some visits, the reporter was also a little confused-although he knew that these should be gross, but the specific difference, I really can’t tell why.

The reporter searched the Internet and got the following explanation—Mao belly is also called louver belly, commonly known as cow louver, which is actually the stomach of a cow. The cow is a ruminant and has four stomachs, namely the rumen, reticulum (honeycomb stomach), flap stomach (louvered stomach, commonly known as cow louver) and abomasum. There are also two types of cow shutters. The cows grown up on feed will turn black; the cows grown up on food crops will turn yellow.

Comparing the photos, the reporter researched and studied again and again, and apart from confirming that the above-mentioned kinds of hairy belly are all a kind of cow stomach, they are still confused as to how to distinguish them. Ask the Chinese culinary master Zong Jiahong to finally figure it out.

According to Zong Jiahong, louver, green hairy belly and fresh hairy belly are actually the same thing. The color and texture of the products are obviously different only because of the different ways of washing and processing hair. The Melaleuca louver also comes from the same kind of beef stomach. Only because of the slightly different parts and the different cutting directions, the products with completely different shapes are obtained.

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