Zhenxiong county borders Hezhang county of Guizhou province in the south. In the long process of communicating and fusing, Zhenxiong people’s eating pattern has been influenced by Guizhou dishes deeply. At the same time, it keeps its’ own characteristics as a part of Yunnan dishes.
In Yunnan province, there are many places have the history of making loft-dried chicken, among them, Yaoan county in the northwestern Yunnan and Zhenxiong county in the northeastern Yunnan count as one of the best. Usually, the chicken should be pickled and loft-dried for 2-3 months. It is important to know that the feather of the chicken can not be wiped off while pickling it. This dish can be tasted in almost every restaurant and hotel in Zhenxiong county.
Thorn Pear Wine(刺梨酒)
According to historical data, people in Zhenxiong county use thorn pear to make wine has a long history of more than 1000 years. In the old time, the young men of Miao ethnic groups who lived in Mangbu(芒部，Zhenxiong county today) would invite their girlfriend and pick thorn pear wine, to send bride to the bridegroom’s house. This kind of folk scene was still seen in last century. The thorn pear wine has the function of clearing away heat and loosing the bowels, improving digestion, preventing cancer, anti-aging and so on.
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