Jinggu County Dining

What to Eat in Jinggu County

Jinggu Dai and Yi Autonomous County (景谷傣族彝族自治县) is an autonomous county under the jurisdiction of Pu'er Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China. It is a multi-ethnic settlement. Therefore,  the dishes are rich and unique, such as the Tanks noodle(罐罐米线), Niusapie of Dai minority(傣味牛撒撇),Braising a Fsh with Sour Bamboo Shoot (酸笋烩鱼), the Cold Sour Ant Eggs(凉酸蚂蚁卵) and so on. The Dai and Yi dishes are the representatives. You can enjoy yourself in Jinggu Dai and Yi Autonomous County. 

1. Tanks noodle(罐罐米线)

Noodles are a staple food in many places made from unleavened dough which is stretched, extruded, or rolled flat and cut into one of a variety of shapes. Noodles are usually cooked in boiling water, sometimes with cooking oil or salt added. They are often pan-fried or deep-fried. Noodles are often served with an accompanying sauce or in a soup. Noodles can be refrigerated for short-term storage, or dried and stored for future use. The material composition or geocultural origin must be specified when discussing noodles. The oldest evidence of noodle consumption, from 4,000 years ago, has been found in China.

2. Niusapie of Dai Minority(傣味牛撒撇)

Niusapie, specially cooked, is a well-known dish for guests when festivals or weddings are celebrated around Dai minority, Jinggu County. They cook the dish with the local yellow cattle whose back-meat is burnt yellow, cut into filiform, mixed and stirred with cooked tripes, ginger, garlic, pepper, peanut pieces and other perfume and condiments, added by boiled and filtered ox-sausage water or bile. Next it will be a busy time for your mouth and stomach. It is not only some kind of soft, tasteful, fragrant, colorful food, but also a medicine, which invigorates the stomach, reduces hot, and whets one's appetite.

3. Braising a Fish with Sour Bamboo Shoot(酸笋烩鱼)

Braising a fish with sour bamboo shoot is a popular dish in Jinggu County, which is characterized by sour and spicy. The method is to remove the fish scale and remove the internal organs and then fry the fish with the color of golden yellow, then put the fried sour bamboo into the water. After boiling, put the fish and add the onion, ginger, pepper, Sichuan pepper, aginomoto and other condiments. Finally, a delicious fish is finished.

4. The Cold Sour Ant Eggs(凉酸蚂蚁卵)

When summer comes, people in Dai villages of Jinggu County would enjoy the cold sour ant eggs in sauce, which is full of protein and has the function of strengthening the digestive organ, keeping off the hot, eliminating disease. The sour ant is some kind of thin and yellow ant in tropical forests among which the adult ones are with dense sour smell. These ants usually build some round nest in the jungle or tree crotch, which are the birth places of white and soybean –shaped ant eggs, the smallest and most fragrant egg in the world. It becomes the first class food for visitors for its rich protein and good taste.

Where to Eat in Jinggu County

1. Aini Beef(Jinggu Branch Store)(爱伲牛肉)(景谷店)

Address: Jinggu Forest Avenue, Jinggu Dai and Yi Autonomous County(景谷傣族彝族自治县景谷森林大道)

2. Yingfulou Restaurant(迎福楼餐厅)

Address: Jinggu Dai and Yi Autonomous County, Pu’er Prefecture(普洱市景谷傣族彝族自治县)

3. Shijijiayuan(世纪家园)

Address: No.8 of Bian Road, Jinggu County, Pu’er Prefecture(普洱景谷县碧安路8号)

4. Dailou(傣楼)

Address: Jinggu Dai and Yi Autonomous County, Pu’er Prefecture(普洱市景谷傣族彝族自治县)

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