Ning'er Hani and Yi Autonomous County (simplified Chinese: 宁洱哈尼族彝族自治县; traditional Chinese: 寧洱哈尼族彝族自治縣; pinyin: Níng'ěr Hānízú Yízú Zìzhìxiàn) is an autonomous county under the jurisdiction of Pu'er Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China. There are a large number of ethnic groups in Ning'er Hani and Yi Autonomous County, so the dishes are rich and unique. The Dai and Wa dishes are the representatives. You can enjoy yourself in Ning'er Hani and Yi Autonomous County. Following are the most popular dishes there.
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.
Ox Sa Pie of Dai minority(傣味牛撒撇)
Ox Sa Pie, specially cooked, is a well-known dish for guests when festivals or weddings are celebrated around Dai minority, Jinggu county. They cook this dish with the local yellow ox whose back-meat is burnt yellow, cut into filiform, mixed and stirred with cooked tripes, ginger, garlic, pepper, peanut pieces and other perfume and condiments, added by boiled and filtered ox-sausage water or bile. Next will be a busy time for your mouth and stomach. It is not only some kind of soft, tasteful, fragrant, colorful food, but also a medicine which invigorates the stomach, reduces hot, and whets one's appetite.
The Chicken Tofu(鸡肉拌豆腐)
The chicken Tofu has been a traditional famous dish on wedding party for more than one hundred years. The ingredient of the chicken tofu is chicken meat and eggs. Because it looks like fresh pig brains and tastes soft and sweet like tofu, both the young and the old like this nutritious food.
The Chicken Rice of Wa Ethic Group(佤族鸡肉饭)
The chicken rice, being delicate, sour-hot and good for stomach, is pretty good dish for guests. The cooking is like this: jab the cock died with bamboo sticks then burn its feather and pull out the root. After taking out the inside organs, we will chop it into pieces and put it into pot with cold water. When the water is boiled we should put in rice and some condiments like sour bamboo-root ginger, sesame, pepper, Chinese prickly ash, wood pulp, lemon grass salt, opium, perilla seed and stir continually till it becomes the gruel. Tourists would taste it in the Wa ethic restaurant of local custom scenery spot, washing horse park in Simao area.
The Cold Sour Ant Eggs(蚂蚁卵凉粉)
When summer comes, people in Dai villages of Menglian county would enjoy the cold sour-ant eggs in sauce which is full of protein and has the function of strengthening the digestive organ, keeping off the hot, eliminating disease. The sour ant is some kind of thin and yellow ant in tropical forests among which the adult ones are with dense sour smell. These ants usually build some round nest in the jungle or tree crotch which are the birth places of white and soybean –shaped ant eggs, the smallest and most fragrant egg in the world. It becomes the first class food for visitors for its rich protein and good taste.
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