Tonghai County Dining
Tonhai people like the taste of sour and spicy, so dishes here are kind of spicy and sour. Famous dishes here are spicy chicken soup with herbs on Yudai Road, roasted duck on Daying Street, cold rice noodles, ice porridge etc.
⇒What to Eat in Tonghai County
Fat Meat Rice Noodle
When mentioning typical food in Yuxi, the residents in Chengjiang who have live in the 1930th and 1940th will all agree to give highly praise to the delicious taste. It is especially true to the Fat Meat Rice Noodle Restaurant operated by Zhou Pei and Zhou Can brothers, which is well known by the old and the young and has a good reputation all over the city.
Bao Shuang Cui (爆双脆)
Tripe, chicken and duck’s gizzard are the main materials of the dish. Cook it in hot oil and quickly fry them. The dish characterized by crisp, tender, pure and fragrant.
Stewed Eel (太极鳝鱼)
The soup looks red and bright, and the fried pork skin add to the flavor. The dish has the faint mint scent and the leek add to the delicate flavor. Eels have tender and strong taste. It is not greasy thought oily. There are many other ways to cook eels, for example, the red oil eel rolls, stir-fried julienne eel, which all have spicy and delicious taste.
Lucky Food Macui Cake (Crisp Cake With Sesame)
Compared with Macui Cakes made by other nationalities, the Macui Cake of Dai Nationality is not made by adding buck, but use the root of a certain plant to make the cake becoming crisp, which is called "Macui Drug". Although the making process is not difficult, it requires serious work. The materials are very simple, for example, sticky rice, Macui Drug, sugar (either white sugar or brown sugar), and so on.
As the saying goes: “food is the paramount necessity of the people”. When you travel out home, restaurant is a vital part of your trips. In Tonghai county， there are many different types of perfect restaurant which offer famous local dishes and Yunnan cuisine. In some restaurants, you can also taste the Yi and Mongolian delicacies. Some of them are listed as follow, travelers visit here may have a reference.