Recently, I've been able to buy this beautiful smoked bacon produced by a Shanghai company by the name of Taishen (台申). As I mentioned on the breakfast thread, it tastes of pig and smoke and hasn't been injected with water or other obvious nasties. It has been cured in salt, rice wine, sugar, msg, spices, and preservatives.
It is a hundred times better than this one. Maverick American Classic Bacon.from Cofco, China's largest food processing company. The state owned enterprise uses pretty much the same ingredients as above, but the product is far inferior. It leaks a little water when fried, but does eventually crisp up. It tastes very bland. Also it is cut much thinner than I prefer.
Still, it's better than this muck. Elaborate Bacon by Yurun.
Yurun is China's largest meat company and they have an amazing ability to turn out hundreds of different sausages and other meat products, all of which tastes exactly the same, but never of meat.
Their bacon is similarly tasteless and although it doesn't leak water, nor does the fat render out. Getting it to crisp up is impossible. Again, it is cut way too thinly. Truly weird, disgusting stuff. Despite its promise of "Low-temperature wisdom, elegant taste!"