Qujing is always regarded as one of the important destinations in the classical Yunnan Travel. What's more, Qujing Dining culture enjoys a long history. Xuanwei Ham is renowned since Ming Dynasty with special flavor and exquisite technologies. Luliang dried salted duck, Qujing leek flower, Zhanyi spicy chicken also gain the good reputations in the world. Whether in the small stalls, or in a small restaurant with a strong ethnic style, you can taste a lots of different and delicious food in Qujing.
What to Eat in Qujing
Dishes in Qujing
Xuanwei Ham is reputed as one of the three most famous types of hams in China, the other types being Jinhua Ham from Zhejiang and Rugao Ham from jiangsu. It is named after its producing place—Xuanwei of Yunnan Province and is also called Yunnan Han Ham. A local pig called Wumeng Pig is selected as the raw material, and generally it is preserved during the time from me first frost to the spring of the next year. It should experience half a year's natural fermenting after being preserved. It features small bones, thin skins, rich flesh, tender meat, fragrant aroma, and beautiful color. It can be kept for a long time.
Zhanyi Spicy Chicken(沾益辣子鸡)
In terms of this dish, it is said that it is made by chance. In one Spring Festival, Gong Hongyun who made this dish was cooking chicken meat, accidentally she pour into a big pan of spicy pepper to the dish. She kept cooking, however, the dish tastes delicious surprisingly.
Whole Pot Soup(全锅汤)
Whole pot soup is unique, which is made by Buyi Minority. Every year, on March 3rd of lunar calendar, Buyi people will hold ritual activities and offer sacrifice to mountains and water. Eating whole pot soup is one of the main ritual activities. Full of delicious nourishing soup, together with the unique dipping sauce, it tastes fragrant. The whole pot of soup boil method is very particular.
Qujing Leek Flower(曲靖韭菜花）
This is a specialty in Qujing. It was created during the Qing Guangxu period. It is exquisite and fragrant. It is crisp, sweet, salty and spicy, all kinds of flavor make it popular to most people. It is one of the treasures in the pickles.
Malong Ganba Mushroom(马龙干巴菌)
There're many mushrooms that grow in nature in Qujing, which is not only beautiful in shape but also rich and valuable in nutrition. People here like eating pickled beef, while this mushroom has the similar flavor of beef's smell. Therefore, people called it Ganba Mushroom.
Luliang Dried Salted Duck(陆良板鸭)
It has the special features. The color is white and it is transparent. The salt flavor is just right; the meat quality is delicate; the flavor is fresh and beautiful; and the nourishment is abundant. Every time round joyful festivals, the people usually use the red paper packing the dried salted duck to donate friends and relatives. Since 1959, it was sold far in the other parts of country, gained the great reputation.
Snacks in Qujing
It is almost like the Xunwei Ham, but still it gets its own character. This food has a history of about hundreds of years. The main ingredient is from ham, but differently, adding honey, which makes it quite tasteful.
Qujing Steamed Ersi(曲靖蒸饵丝）
The time of this kind of food in Qujing can be traced back to the 80s of last century. At that time, there was a restaurant in the Qujing City College Street. Although it was not large, the unique flavor is attracted by many people. Customers who like spicy food can also put oil on their own, and finally mix well to eat.
Where to eat in Qujing
- Grandma's Taste(外婆味道)
Add: No. S20, Building 203, Cuifeng Commercial Pedestrian Street, Qilin District, Qujing City(云南省曲靖市麒麟区翠峰商业步行街203栋S20号)
- Yunnan People's Home(云南人家)
Add: West 100 meters of Guanfang Hotel, Qilin South Road(麒麟南路官房大酒店西100米)
- Zhihuiyuan Yuanzi Chicken(志晖园圆子鸡)
Add: Diagonally Opposite to the Nanyuan Civil Service Community, Sunshine Garden, Qilin District, Qujing City, Yunnan Province(云南省曲靖市麒麟区阳光花园南苑公务员小区斜对面)
- Qujing Restaurant(曲靖菜馆)
Add: Inside Jingxiyuan, Qilin District, Qujing City, Yunnan Province(云南省曲靖市麒麟区景曦苑内)
- Fuhong Family Banquet(福宏家宴)
Add:Next to the Bank of Communications, Xining Subdistrict, Xuanwei City, Qujing City, Yunnan Province(云南省曲靖市宣威市西宁街道交通银行隔壁)
- Fumanlou Restaurant (福满楼酒家)
Add: No. 6 Cuifeng West Road, Qilin District, Qujing City, Yunnan Province(云南省曲靖市麒麟区翠峰西路6号)
- Hui Flavor Halal Restaurant(回味清真餐厅)
Add: No. 5 of Building 1, Jijie New Area(鸡街新区1栋5号)
- Yilanbao Restaurant(伊兰堡餐馆)
Add: Southeast of Malong Commercial and Cultural Square, Malong District, Qujing City, Yunnan Province(云南省曲靖市马龙区马龙商业文化广场东南)
- Qingyige Halal Restaurant(清伊阁清真餐厅)
Add: No. 99 Building of Shengyuan Community, West Nanning Road, Qilin District, Qujing City(曲靖市麒麟区南宁西路盛元小区90号楼)
- Hongyuan Majiuniu Restaurant(泓源马记牛菜馆)
Add: No.169 Yintun Road, Qilin District, Qujing City(曲靖市麒麟区银屯路169号)
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Regional Dining in Qujing
- Luliang County
- Luoping County
- Qilin District
- Malong District
- Shizong County
- Fuyuan County
- Huize County
- Zhanyi District
- Xuanwei City