Yuanyang County Dining
Yuanyang dining will bring you some information about what to eat and where to eat in Yuanyang rice terraces. Yuanyang is featuring complex climatic conditions and a great variety of animal and plant, is also an area inhabited by ethnic minorities. Each ethnic minority has own food custom, formed intricate and distinctive diet.
What to Eat in Yuanyang
In Yuanyang, eating is a unique enjoyment, but there are not too many choices, mainly concentrated near Xinjie town square. Otherwise, there are some snack shops on the pedestrian street of Xinjie town. In the daytime, there are local snacks, such as rice flour, roasted tofu, tamarind fruit and local pancake. You can eat barbecue at night as well. Other local specialty includes wild edible larvaes like bee worm and bamboo worm.
Enjoying the sight of Yuanyang Rice Terrace and then tasting terrace carp, it can be said that this is a feast for eyes and mouth. Boiled fish with sour bamboo shoot is a good delicacy.
Water in Yuanyang rice terrace is clear with soft and deep mud, which is suitable for snail growth. The field snails in Yuanyang taste sweet and delicious, with high calcium content and good medicinal value.
Tianpeng chicken is robust, thin and tender, and it tastes sweet. Like pheasant, Tianpeng chicken is well received by people.
There is a widespread saying "no one should come to Yuanyang and not eat Yuanyang beef". Yuanyang beef is renowned for its sweet flavor and no fishy smell.
Bean curd, made from local soybean, is pressed to dry, and then packing it into square with cloth. After 3-5 days, it can be roasted over fire and eaten. This is a special flavor of Yuanyang.
Hani Roast Suckling Pig
Hani roast suckling pig, an exquisite cuisine, is made with small ears pig raised by Hani people. It is a delicacy of Hani people for distinguished guest. Its main ingredient is the suckling pig of less than three months.
Where to Eat in Yuanyang
Restaurants in Yuanyang County mainly concentrate near Xinjie town square and rice terraces scenic spots like Duoyishu Rice Terraces.
- Liujun Restaurant(六军饭店)
Address: Xinchen Highway, Xinjie Town, Yuanyang County, Honghe Prefecture元阳县新街镇新陈公路
- Duoyishu Restaurant(多依树菜馆)
Address: Pugao Laozhai Village, Shengcun Duoyishu, Xinjie Town, Yuanyang County, Honghe Prefecture元阳县新街镇胜村多依树普高老寨
- Hani Fireplace(哈尼火塘)
Address: Yuanyang Rice Terraces Scenic Area, Yuanyang County, Honghe Prefecture红河州元阳县元阳梯田景区
- Zhu Family Restaurant(朱家食府)
Address: Changqing Road, Nansha Town, Yuanyang County, Honghe Prefecture红河州元阳县南沙镇常青路
- The Ivory Villa(象牙山庄)
Address: No.2-10, Changqing Road, Yuanyang County, Honghe Prefecture红河州元阳县常青路2-10号
- Chuan Ying Man Lou(川迎满楼)
Address: Betel Nut Garden, Nansha Town, Yuanyang County, Honghe Prefecture红河州元阳县南沙镇槟榔风情园
- Terrace Field Restaurant(梯田饭庄)
Address: Shengcun Village, Hani Rice Terraces, Xinjie Town, Yuanyang County, Honghe Prefecture红河州元阳县新街镇哈尼梯田胜村
- The Twelve Manor Terraces Hostel(元阳十二庄园)
In the Twelve Manor Terraces Hostel, you can not only stay for overnight, but also dine there. Both Chinses food and western food are available.
Address: No.48, Zhongzhai of Quanfuzhuang Village, Yuanyang County, Honghe红河州元阳县全福庄村中寨48号