Jingdong Yi Autonomous County (景东彝族自治县) is an autonomous county under the jurisdiction of Pu'er Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China. Located in the west of Jinping Town of Jingdong County and covering 5,292 square meters, the Confucian Temple stands in front of the Yuping Mountain. There are a large number of ethnic groups in Jingdong Yi Autonomous County, so the dishes are rich and unique such as the Wuliangshan Silkie(无量山乌骨鸡), The Eight Bowls of Yi(彝族八大碗), Sour Bamboo Shoot Braises Fish（酸笋烩鱼） and so on.
The Silkie (sometimes alternatively spelled Silky) is a breed of chicken named for its atypically fluffy plumage, which is said to feel like silk. The breed has several other unusual qualities, such as black skin and bones, blue earlobes, and five toes on each foot, whereas most chickens only have four. They are often exhibited in poultry shows, and appear in various colors. In addition to their distinctive physical characteristics, Silkies are well known for their calm, friendly temperament. Among the most docile of poultry, Silkies are considered an ideal pet. Hens are also exceptionally broody, and make good mothers. Though they are fair layers themselves, laying about three eggs a week, they are commonly used to hatch eggs from other breeds and bird species.
Eight Bowls of Yi(彝族八大碗)
Eight is a very important number to the Yi, as it is to most Chinese. At ordinary feasts, they serve eight bowls of different meat dishes, and call them 'The Eight Bowls.' After eating them, guests are entertained with 'Eight Steps Tea,' which is a singing and dancing presentation of this beverage. And, their banquets are called Three-Eights. These huge meals can have as many at one hundred twenty-four dishes; and at them, there is considerable liquor consumption.
Sour Bamboo Shoot Braises Fish（酸笋烩鱼）
It is a popular food in Simao area which is sour, hot and fresh. It is cooked as follows: scale the fish and take out the inside organs first and then fry the sour bamboo-shoot cooked before put into the water. After the water boiling, we could put the fish into it together with the condiments like scallion, ginger, pepper, Chinese prickly ash and monosodium glutamate, etc.
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