lạp xưởng is a Chinese style sausage, known as lap cheong, lap chong in China. Chinese Sausage is generally made from pork but flavour and ingredients will vary from region to region and country to country. In Vietnamese we call Chinese sausage lạp xưởng and it is mostly made from pork which is marinated and sundried. It’s quite fatty and salty so a little bit can add a tone of flavour to your dish. In Vietnamese cooking it is used for a whole host of dishes ranging from fried rice to omelettes and pork buns. I always have some of these delicious sausages on hand ready for use. I like to keep mine in the fridge for a longer shelf life. You can find lạp xưởng at your local Asian store. These days I have even seen them in the Asian aisle at my local supermarket.