Shuanglang Town Dining

People who take a tour to Dali never forget to taste the food in Shuanglang. As a village having long history, the local food is different from the one in other places. All the foods in Dali feature local culture of ethnic minorities, and all the materials are from this place. It is the creation of local people and the work of human wisdom. This article will take you into the local life to discover the stunning food in this Yunnan village. All the foods talked about below are the representatives of local food and the essence of local food culture. They are also the top recommended ones to tourists who will be or have been in Dali.

Fried Fish(炸鱼)

Fresh fish catched from Erhai Lake, then fisher fried it and sells it by the roadside.Small shrimp as well.

Sour and Spicy Fish(酸辣鱼)

Sour and spicy fish is so popular in China. This colorful and delicious dish is originally from south and west of China. Fish can be steamed, boiled, fried or grilled. Hot chilli and pickled vegetable are used to top up the fish, adding sour and hot spicy flavor.

Sand-pot Fish(砂锅鱼)

Sand-pot fish (shā guō yú 砂锅鱼) is a famous local dish of Dali. Put slender chicken and more than ten seasonings like dried mushrooms into the sand-pot. Then add some bow fish or carp caught in Erhai Lake into the pot. Stew them slowly. The tourists can taste sand-pot fish on the yachts or in all the restaurants in Dali or Xiaguan. Sand-pot fish is 20 yuan every pot. One pot is enough for three to four people. It is really delicious.

Dali Rice Cake(米糕)

During the Spring Festival, people in Dali often eat rice cakes which are a traditional delicacy. It’s sliced, mixed with ham slices, pickled vegetables, and hot peppers, and then it’s fried with pig fat and seasoned with sugar and sauce. At last, soft and tasty rice cakes are made.


Rushan (rǔ shàn 乳扇) is made of the local milk of cows. The Rushan has delicious taste, and the nourishment is abundant, implies various materials of protein, amino acids.

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