Heshun Ancient Town Dining
There are not many real restaurants in Heshun but plenty of places to get something to eat. The mild climate of the area guarantees a steady supply of fresh vegetables year round. Visitors can taste many delicious and unique food in Heshun, such as Tou Nao (头脑), Da Jiu Jiang (大救驾), Da Bao Pian (大薄片) and hot pot(土锅子菜) and so on.
What to Eat in Heshun Ancient Town
1.Tou Nao (头脑)
Tounao belongs to nourished medicinal cuisine. The syrup contains three fatty pieces of mutton, a lotus root and a Chinese yam boiled in a bowl of flour paste. While eating it , throw some Chinese chives on it. Shaanxi Tounao has already been famous for a long time while Tengchong Tounano in Yunnan has just appeared.Every Second day of January ion lunar calendar in Heshun, sons-in-law go and give greetings to parents-in-law at their homes, mothers-in-law will make a bowl of Tounao for them, which means having a beginning and an end in a year, clear, auspicious and a happy life. Tounao looks good and tastes fresh and sticky, which can build one's body well.
2.Da Jiu Jiang (大救驾)
Dajiujia ( means to come to the emperor's rescue) is one of the most famous local flavors of Tengchong Yunnan, one of fried Erkuai. The way of cooking it is that: cut erkuai into pieces, add ham, egg, meat, carrot and tomato, deep-fry them in the pot to well-done. It's said that when Yongli emperor of the Ming dynasty went into exile to Tengchong, he was miserable from hunger. A kind farmer cooked a big plate of erkuai for him.At that moment, Yongli emperor couldn't believe that there was so delicious food existing in the world. The aftertaste lingering on him, he sigh with deep emotion "it rescued me!" So Dajiujia became aother name for Tengchong erkuai and sliced erkuai, whose fame got around fast.
3.Da Bao Pian/Big light pieces (大薄片)
It's a dish which tests cooks cutting skills. The main materials are pig's ear, tongue and mouth, of which the cooking method is unique. Wait until the well-done materials are cool, then cut them into pieces as big as a palm and as light as a piece of paper. If you stick it on the wall, it won't drop, hence the name "Dabaopian". Then you can eat it with ready-made seasonings.
Hot pot (also known as steamboat in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Brunei), refers to several East Asian varieties of stew, consisting of a simmering metal pot of stock at the center of the dining table. While the hot pot is kept simmering, ingredients are placed into the pot and are cooked at the table. Typical hot pot dishes include thinly sliced meat, leaf vegetables, mushrooms, wontons, egg dumplings, and seafood. Vegetables, fish and meat should be fresh. The cooked food is usually eaten with a dipping sauce. In many areas, hot pot meals are often eaten in the winter during supper time.
Where to Eat in Heshun Ancient Town
1. Heshun Family(和顺人家)
Add: At the Entrance of the Heshun Ancient Town Scenic Spot
Add: Small Hillside of Heshun Town, Baoshan, Yunnan
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