Yunnan on Tip of Your Tongue|Experience Incredible Delicacies, Manshi Gourmet Guide!
As soon as you enter Mangshi, you will be greeted with a taste of Southeast Asia. Walking along street, on one hand, poulda and chicken legs under fragrant osmanthus, and on other hand, incense of pagodas and temples...
You may be able to visit all picturesque places of city in one day, but if you want to taste all delicacies here, you will have to stay for a few more days. Combined with scenery and customs of surrounding mountain villages, you can experience leisurely and comfortable Mangshi .
(1) Eating habits of local people
The staple food of Dai people is Japanese rice and glutinous rice.
Japanese rice is usually mashed and eaten immediately. People believe that only when Japanese rice and glutinous rice are eaten and mashed can they retain their original color and flavor. Therefore, they do not eat or rarely eat overnight rice. .
Meals and snacks are mostly sour, such as sour bamboo shoots, sour pea powder, sour meats, and sour wild fruits; they like to eat dried sauerkraut. It is said that the reason why Dai people often eat sour dishes is because they often eat glutinous rice, which is not easily absorbed by food, and sour food helps digestion.
Daily meat includes pigs, cattle, chickens and ducks. They do not eat or eat less lamb. The Dai people living in hinterland love to eat dog meat and cook fried chicken and fried chicken well. very fond of fish, shrimp, crabs, snails and moss products.
The use of moss in dish is a dish of Dai people with a unique flavor. When cooking fish, it is most often used to make sour fish or fried on grass carp lemongrass, in addition, chopped fish grits, fish jelly, fried fish, rice field eel in white sauce, etc. are made from it.
The area where Dai people live is humid and hot, and there are many types of insects. Flavored dishes and snacks made from insects are an important part of diet of Dai people.
Commonly eaten insects include cicadas, bamboo worms, giant spiders, soft-shelled field turtles, and ant eggs.
Dai people are addicted to alcohol, but alcohol content is low, they brew themselves and have a sweet taste.
Tea is a local delicacy, but Dai people only drink loose-leaf tea without spices. When consumed, it is only lightly roasted over a fire until it burns, and when brewed, it has a slightly burnt taste. All day chewing betel nuts mixed with tobacco and lime. The most typical foods include dog meat soup, dried pork, pickled eggs, dried eel, and so on.
(2) Breakfast at Mangshi
The people of Mangsha start their day with a bowl of soup and water.
The reason why bait silk can become a signature feature of Mangshi is that its rich seasoning contains more than 10 kinds, and everyone in Mangshi can mix and match different flavors according to their preferences.
If you like sweet and sour taste, you can add lemon and sweet soy sauce; if you like spicy taste, you can add spicy millet, spicy brush, pepper and mountain pepper; fatty beef is especially delicious, and those who like light taste will also add most basic coriander, mint, fragrant willow.
When you come to Mangshi, you should try your own exclusive taste.
Of course, friends who don't like bait can also opt for regular breakfasts such as soy milk and fried dough sticks.
There are also thin bean noodles with Yunnan characteristics, small rice noodles, butter noodles, etc.
(3) Dinner in Channel
The people of Mangsha are mostly ethnic minorities, and their cuisines are rich, varied and unique, among which cuisines of Dai and Jingpo peoples are most famous.
Dai's cuisine includes sapai (mandatory order), grilled fish with lemongrass grass, and pineapple rice.When you arrive at Dai's restaurant, Xiaobu's enthusiastic whistle is sure to introduce you to your favorite flavor.
If you are more interested in Jingpo cuisine, handpicked rice, mashed vegetables and stewed vegetables are best choices.
If you want to try every special dish, you can go to Mengba Naxi Food City, Wukeshu, Xianchi Road, Bingmen, where each restaurant has its own characteristics and you can taste dishes of different nationalities.
(4) mangshi snacks
The soul of night market town is snacks.
Snacks in Mangshi are all strange and with their own national characteristics. During day, you can enjoy sweet and soft splashing water of Baba, "sour gospel" of sour papaya and "passionate" shabu-shabu. spicy dry rice, etc.
If you are tired of shopping, then go to cold drink shops that can be seen everywhere on Mangshi Street and sit for a while. Milk and sweet condensed milk, served with fragrant and soft bloody glutinous rice, springy sago, sprinkled with a layer of snow-white grated coconut flakes, and, finally, soul of Pao Rud - Burmese dry bread.
(5) Mangshi BBQ
When moon came out, Mangshi's soul awakened.
If soul of Lijiang is a bar, then soul of Mangshi is a barbeque at night market. Mangshi has everything you need for a barbecue, but you can’t do without a barbecue stand.
If you are interested in BBQ, you should first recommend Mengba Naxi Food City, Xili Night Market, Overseas Chinese Mall, etc.
When you eat barbecue, shop will provide you with plenty of water for dipping. The most distinctive feature is marinade paste. It is difficult for a marinated paste barbecue restaurant to gain a foothold in Mangshi.
(6) Special meals
1. Grilled fish with lemon
This is a new local favorite. It uses charcoal-roasted tilapia and is served with an exclusive secret lemon water.
Food Features: Mostly spicy and sour, inheriting food culture of Dai people.
2. Purple Rice and Pineapple Rice
This is a famous dish in Dehong Prefecture. Purple rice is a type of Dai glutinous rice. Remove pineapple cover, take out core of pineapple, put in purple glutinous rice, and then steam it with boiling hot water at a high temperature. Temperature Due to sweetness of pineapple and stickiness of purple rice, longer cooking time, aroma cannot be suppressed in pot, and also nourishes blood and lungs!
3. Chicken legs
Dehong people love hot and sour food, and there are many types of cold dishes. Chicken leg chop is also a popular dish. Special spices are added to it, which are loved by Dai people from Dehong and have a unique taste. sweet and sour and slightly spicy!
You can see this appetizer at Dai - Pao Rud restaurants, made with sago, papaya, Burmese condensed milk, special butter bread, fresh grated coconut and crushed ice.
5. Bamboo Charcoal Rice
Simply cut off fresh bamboo joints, put high quality glutinous rice into bamboo joints and soak them in water for several hours, plug mouth of cylinder with banana leaves or pure sugarcane leaves, place them in a fire and roast them over low heat or put them in oven. Roast and boil water, place bamboo tube on a flat wooden board or floor and tap it several times to remove thin skin from bamboo tube to get a cylindrical shape. rice. It is a food with good color, flavor and most ethnic characteristics.