People who take a tour to Mouding county never forget to taste the food there. As a city having various Chinese ethnic minorities, the local food is different from the one in other places. All the foods in Mouding feature local culture of ethnic minorities, and all the materials are from this place. It is the creation of local people and the work of human wisdom. This article will take you into the local life to discover the stunning food in this Yunnan city. All the foods talked about below are the representatives of local food and the essence of local food culture. They are also the top recommended ones to tourists who will be or have been in Mouding county.
Fermented Bean Curd
Fermented tofu also called fermented bean curd, sufu, tofu cheese, or preserved tofu is a form of processed, preservedtofu used in East Asian cuisine as a condiment made from soybeans. The ingredients typically are soybeans, salt, rice wine and sesame oil or vinegar, and are sold in jars containing blocks 2- to 4-cm square by 1 to 2 cm thick soaked in brine with select flavorings.
Fermented tofu is commonly used as a condiment and is consumed at breakfast to flavor rice, porridge, gruelor congee. Usually either several bricks are placed in a small bowl covered in the flavored brine or one to one half bricks are placed into a bowl. Then, chunks are broken off the brick and consumed with a mouthful of porridge or gruel. The brine may also be used for flavoring. Fermented bean curd can also be added in small amounts, together with its brine, to flavor stir-fried or braised vegetable dishes (particularlyleafy green vegetables such as water spinach).
Fermented bean curd has a special mouthfeel similar to certain dairy products due to the breakdown of its proteins which takes place during the air drying and fermentation. Lacking strong flavor, fermented bean curd takes on the aroma and taste of its soaking liquid. The flavor is salty with mild sweetness. The texture and taste of fermented bean curd resembles a firm, smooth paste not unlike creamy blue cheese. (Indeed, this kind of tofu is sometimes called "Chinese cheese" in English). Refrigerated, it can be kept for several years, during which time its flavor is believed to improve.
A pig roast or hog roast is an event or gathering which involves thebarbecuing of a whole hog (the castrated male pig or boar, bred for consumption at about 12 months old). Pig roasts in the mainland American Deep South are often referred to as a pig pickin', although roasts are also a common occurrence in Cuba as well as the non-mainland US state of Hawaii (a luau), with roasts being done in the mainland states by descendants of other areas.
Tartary Buckwheat Cake
Many parts of Yunnan have Baba, such as Dali, Lijiang Baba, Baba joy. Tartary buckwheat cake is Yi food, buckwheat is a production of coarse grains in Yunnan alpine areas, and tartary buckwheat and division, do Baba actually used is not very bitter buckwheat. Buckwheat is cool and refreshing, characteristics of pure and sweet, and at the same time with a variety of amino acids the body needs, is always one of the ideal food for diabetic patients. Because of tartary buckwheat cake slightly bitter flavor, in the Yi areas, when the spring is the season of tartary buckwheat honey, people put Baba cooked or fried, will remove the honey from the bucket of honey, with crisped leaves large wrap, dipping tartary buckwheat cake.
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