Jiangchuan District Dining

Jiangchuan enjoys abumdant natural resources and favorable cooking methods. There are many inviting local food and snacks in Jiangchuan. Jiangchuan has lots of delicious dishes such as Shortcake( 酥饼)Datou Fish (大头鱼)Salt water fish(盐水鱼)Jiuxi glutinous rice cake (九溪糍粑) and so on.

What to Eat in Jiangchuan District

1.Jiangchuan Stewed Dish (江川炖菜)

Jiangchuan stewed dish integrated the fresh, tender, fragrant and spicy characters of stewed dish and local traditional flavor. Stewed sour and hot chicken, stewed fish and stewed pig's feet are cooked with Jiangchuan local chicken, fresh fish, or pig's feet. The soup is cooked by pig's bones, mix with natural pickle vegetables, pickle pepper, and other natural seasonings, as well as Chinese medicines handed down from the ancestors. No herbs or spices are added. The taste of the dish is sour but not tasteless, hot but without dryness heat, fresh but without taste of raw meat. The soup is rich in fragrance and tastes refreshing.


2.Datou Fish /Big-head Fish of Jiangchuan (江川大头鱼)

Datou fish is the famous fish of Jiangchuan in Yuxi. It has a big and wide head and high fat content. Big-head fish is named for its broad head, delicate meat, delicious taste, and can be used as medicine. With high economic value and medicinal value, it is one of the indigenous fish of  Xingyun Lake.


3.Yanshui Fish (盐水鱼)

Yanshui Fish can be preserved for long time. It has uinque flavor, enjoying both spicy of pickled fish and the sweet of living fresh. Yanshui fish tastes rereshing. It is popular in Jiangchuan.


4.Stewed Fish in A Copper Pot (铜锅鱼)

Stewed fish in a copper pot is cooked in a special copper pot and use the spring in deep fish hole, called "True Water". Put fresh Kanglang Fish (now catfish and grass carp are used more) in the pot. Then add appropriate seasonings. The duration and degree of heating must be well managed. The fish is delicate and tender. Besides, eating it with Mingxing Dipping Water and yam rice, that must be an unforgettable food.


5.Jiuxi Glutinous Rice Cake/Ciba  (九溪糍粑)

Jiuxi glutinous rice cake is made of glutinous rice. It is the inviting one in Jiangchuan, especially the Ciba of famers. Local people make Ciba in Spring Festival, cooking glutinous rice and punding into paste. Being fried deeply, it is the approving snacks for guests.


6.Shortcake  (酥饼)

Shortcake also called “Manyou Cake” (满油饼) and has a long history. Local people elect the finest sugar, brown sugar, buckwheat noodles, rice bean as main material. The shortcake are soft, cold, sweet, oily and delicious, and the products are sold well all over the province.


Where to Eat in Jiangchuan District

All the local food can be found in local restaurants and street. Tasting local food can be a part of your tour.

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