An iconic symbol of Hainan's rural life, the ox is also an ingredient in the local economy and gastronomy.
Over the years, those who live on the island, restaurants and hotels have all developed increasingly delicious ways of cooking its meat, providing unforgettable experiences at the table.
If you love trying out new taste sensations, then you will need to add some of these recipes to your tasting list.
Should you try this delicacy, rest assured you won’t need to worry about your figure as ox meat is regarded as super healthy. It’s also tender, yet succulent, when you eat it, adding to the enjoyment and satisfaction.
In fact, ox-based dishes are among the favourites of Chinese sports teams who regularly come to Hainan to train.
Raised in the wild in mountain areas, above sea level, ox normally eat leaves which create a unique flavour and seductive fragrance in the meat.
A dry-stir-fry is the best way to enjoy Hainan Yellow Ox Meat, with a sprinkle of seasonings, including sesame, coriander and other delicious ingredients.
If you prefer, you can also enjoy it cooked in a stone pot or Korean-style.
This is a meat that's sure to leaving a great lasting taste in your mouth, a great memory of your time in Haikou and Hainan.