Top 9 Delicacies in Kunming

Top 9  Delicacies in Kunming

Yunnan is home to the greatest number of ethnic minority groups in China. Numerous gourmet foods and snacks from all of the ethnic groups are pooled in Kunming.

Sweet delicacies:

1. Paoluda


A very famous dessert in Yunnan is made with sago, condensed milk, special rusks, and fresh coconut milk with ice and water.

Characteristics: The dessert is crispy and sweet but is soft to bite into.
Recommendation: Elephant Ballet Tai Seafood Hot Pot & BBQ (Xingyuan Branch)
Address: No. 655, Xingyuan Road, Xishan District, Kunming, Yunnan Province, China (2F, Yitianyuan Xinboda Flagship Store)

2. Modern Baba

modern baba

Modern Baba is a snack with an inviting fragrance which is loved by local people. Modern Baba (glutinous rice cakes) are mainly made of flour, sugar and milk.

Characteristics: The skin is crispy and soft and it tastes sweet but not greasy.
Recommendation: Nahechun Han & Dai Culture Restaurant
Address: No. 163, Xiaokang Avenue, Panlong District, Kunming, Yunnan Province, China

Salty and spicy delicacies:

1. Yunnan Crossing-the-bridge Rice Noodles

yunnan crossing-the-bridge rice noodles

This dish was invented about 100 years ago and was introduced in Yunnan 50 years ago. Yunnan people have many ideas on the cooking methods of rice noodles, such as boiling, stir-frying, cooling, and burning. And one of the most famous cooking methods is the Guo Qiao Rice Noodle. All the ingredients, such as eggs, marble meat, and chicken are dumped into the extremely hot oil. After that, Chinese chives, peas and rice noodles are added to the hot bowl. The seasonings are added afterwards. This hot oil and soup appears extremely tranquil, but the waiter will keep reminding diners of the heat.

Characteristics: A delicious dish with rice noodles in a rich soup.
Recommendation: Lao Dian Cross Bridge Rice Noodle
Address: No. 147, Beijing Road, Guandu District, Kunming, Yunnan Province, China (next to Herijun Hotel)

2. Shiping Tofu

shiping tofu

Strolling along the streets and alleys of Kunming, tourists can't help but notice the carefully baked tofu as the charcoal fire is brought up by a leaf fan. The tofu is carefully turned over the low heat, resulting in a yellow crusted tofu. Well presented as it is, visitors will certainly be keen to try it.

Characteristics: it is indeed fragrant and pleasantly chewy
Recommendation: Zui Yunnan Folk Flavor Hotel (Dongsi Branch)
Address: No. 2, North Yard, Dongxi Sita Pedestrian Street, East Dongsi Street, Xishan District, Kunming, Yunnan Province, China (opposite to Jinrizhao Building)

3. Slurp Slice

slurp slice

Slurp Slice is one of the special snacks in Yunnan. Its main ingredient is rice. Slurp slice was invented after Slice the slurp for later use. Use the slurp slice with different ingredients for steaming, boiling, frying and other cooking methods.

Characteristics: it is flexible and fragrant
Recommendation: Duanshi Small Pot (Wenlin Street Branch)
Address: No. 74, Wenlin Street, Wuhua District, Kunming, Yunnan Province, China

4. Rugged Bun

rugged bun

The Yunnan-style snacks have salty and sweet fillings. The salty stuffing is mainly made from soup stock, soy sauce, MSG, pepper, shallots, ginger and salt. Stir-fry them in the pan, and then add the fresh diced meat, mushrooms, and winter bamboo shoots. Sweet stuffing is made with cooked ham, sugar, honey, and chopped mushrooms. It contains protein, vitamins and other nutrients.

Characteristics: It is oily but not greasy. It has a crispy, soft texture.
Recommendation: Zui Yunnan Folk Flavor Hotel (Dongsi Branch)
Address: No. 2, North Yard, Dongxi Sita Pedestrian Street, East Dongsi Street, Xishan District, Kunming, Yunnan Province, China (opposite to Jinrizhao Building)

5. Beancurd Pudding Rice Noodle

beancurd pudding rice noodle

Beancurd Pudding Rice Noodle is a snack in Yunnan. The boiled smooth rice noodles are put into a bowl and then dressed with soy sauce, garlic and ginger juice, noodle sauce, pepper, and so on. Finally, they are topped with winter vegetables and leeks and mixed evenly before being eaten.

Characteristics: it is smooth and delicious.
Recommendation: Yunping Flavor Garden (Huguo Road Branch)
Address: No. 39, Huguo Road, Wuhua District, Kunming, Yunnan Province, China

6. Thin Bean Powder

thin bean powfer

This is a special snack in Kunming used to fend off the summer heat. Grind quality beans into a powder, and cook them into a porridge.

Characteristic: it is cool and refreshing.
Recommendation: Youluotan Vegetarian Restaurant
Address: 2/F, Building 1, V.C Park Shopping Center, Xindu Longcheng, Beichen Avenue, Panlong District, Kunming, Yunnan Province, China

7. Lemon Sprinkle

lemen sprinkle

Dai People have an affection for traditional snacks. The delicacy Niu Sa Pie (salad-like dish, only with beef and other cattle parts) requires many delicate processes. It can be divided into Ku Sa and Lemon Sa. Local people prefer Ku (bitter) Sa in winter and Lemon Sa in summer.

Characteristic: it is moderately spicy and tastes delicious.
Recommendation: Daixiang Natural Taste (Beichen Branch)
Address: 1F, Beichen Shopping Center, Beijing Road, Guandu District, Kunming

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