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Yaoan County Food

People who take a tour to Yaoan never forget to taste the food in Yaoan town. As a town having various Chinese ethnic minorities, the local food is different from the one in other places. All the foods in Yaoan 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 township.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 Yaoan.



 1.   Yaoan Yam

 The people in Yaoan have used this herb for centuries to help restore impaired immunological function, stimulate secretions of vital immune hormones and enhance overall immune system response throughout the body.

Note - the natural energy in Chinese Yam is very different from the Western variety of yam found in the states. Chinese Yam has cooling properties, which makes it a superb yin (moisture) tonic and effective at regulating blood sugar level whereas Western Yam is warming by nature and therefore has different therapeutic properties.


2.Yaoan Sausage

Yaoan Xiang chang (香腸 - xiāng cháng) is a fresh and plump sausage consisting of coarsely chopped pieces of pork and un-rendered pork fat. The sausage is rather sweet in taste.


3. Roasted Chinese Squab

In Chinese cuisine, squab is a part of celebratory banquets for holidays such as Chinese New Year, usually served deep-fried. Taste crispy and glossy , the meat is tender and juicy.


4. Yi ethnic buckwheat cakes

Tartary buckwheat is nutritious and good for the health of digestion. The special tartary buckwheat with honey is the traditional ethnic food of Yi Nationality. It is always served to entertain the guests.

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