Famous Food in Yunnan
With the largest number of ethnic minority groups, Yunnan cuisine is vastly varied. Many Yunnan dishes are quite spicy, and mushrooms are featured prominently. The ingredient is diverse, and some are rare and unique, like flowers, ferns, algae and some insects. The famous food in Yunnan includes Crossing Bridge Rice Noodles, Steamed-pot Chicken, Yunnan Mushroom Hotpot, etc.
Famous Food in Yunnan
1. Crossing the Bridge Rice Noodles
Crossing the Bridge Rice Noodles are the most celebrated specialty in Yunnan, served with a large bowl of hot chicken broth and a platter of side ingredients including rice noodles, slices of pork, fish and raw vegetables. You cook for yourself by adding them all into the stock, stir it well and then enjoy.
2. Steamed-pot Chicken
Featuring the chicken being steamed in a Yunnan-style clay pot with a mixture of medicinal herbs for 3-4 hours, Steamed-pot Chicken is famous for its tender meat, delicious soup and nourishing values.
3. Yunnan Mushroom Hotpot
A seasonal specialty with the broth made from brewing dozens of fresh mushrooms harvested wild from the mountains, such as boletus, matsutakes and bamboo fungus; the flavorful mushroom hotpot is best enjoyed from June to September.
4. Xuanwei Ham
One of the three best hams in China, Xuanwei Ham, noted for its small bones, thin skin, bright color and fragrant flavor, can be prepared in a number of different ways, including frying, steaming, grilling and stewing, to enjoy its delicate taste.
5. Rice-flour Cake(Er Kuai)
A popular Yunnan snack, Rice-flour Cake has many versions, like a large roasted pancake wrapped with pickled cabbage and spicy sauce, thin square pieces stir-fired with ham, vegetables and chili, or thread-shaped Ersi fried or just boiled quickly with hot soup.
6. Dali Casserole Fish
Fish caught from Erhai Lake cooked in an earthen pot with rich ingredients like slices of chicken, ham, sea cucumber, tofu and various vegetables, this tasty Casserole Fish hotpot is a special treat of Bai minority people to entertain guests.
7. Bamboo Chicken
A traditional dish created by the Hani People, involving stuffing the bite-sized chicken, ginger, chilies, garlic and other seasoning into a bamboo tube and being toasted until fully cooked. The bamboo chicken is tender with the fresh fragrance of bamboo.
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Yunnan Food Culture Travel
For people who are interested in Yunnan food, it is a good choice to take a Yunnan food culture tour, which can help the tourists better understand Yunnan cuisine. Yunnan cuisine, also named as Dian cuisine, is an compound of the cuisines of the Han people and other ethnic groups in Yunnan Province, southwest China. With the largest number of ethnic minority groups, Yunnan cuisine is vastly varied. Many Yunnan dishes are quite spicy, and mushrooms are featured prominently. The ingredient is diverse and rare, like flowers, ferns, algae and some insects. Curious about Yunnan food? Why not start a Yunnan food tour?
Recommended Yunnan Food Culture Tours
- 1 Day Weishan Snack Festival Tour
- 4 Days Puer Tea Culture Tour with Jingmai Tea Mountains and Traditional Ethnic Villages
- 6 Days Kunming Jianshui Yuanyang Hani Rice Terraces Photography Tour
- 7 Days Honghe Hani Ethnic Minority’s Long Street Banquet Festival
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