most fabulous of all Yunnan food is Yunnan rice noodles (Guoqiao
mixian, literally "Crossing the bridge rice noodles").
This tasty noodle dish made with chicken broth and super thin slices
of meat is famous throughout all of China and you can try this typical
Yunnan dish at the "Jixin Yunnan Flavor Restaurant" and the Guoqiaodu Restaurant. Other Yunnan treats to look for are the Yunnan Eight
Pastries and also Xuanwei Ham (as a common Yunnan ingredient).
For a taste
of ethnic cuisine, such as Dai or Bai, there are many good restaurants
in Kunming. Laozhiqing Restaurant is well known for its authentic,
delicious Dai food. While not Yunnanese or minority food, if your
looking for something different after too much rice noodles, then try
Kunming's Beijing restaurant near Dongfeng Lu and the Shanghainese
Restaurant in the King
travelers are not likely to feel very far away from home in Kunming
because of the numerous Western restaurants. Try near the Green Lake (Cuihu)
area or around Yunnan University where lots of restaurants cater to
the foreign exchange students who flock to Kunming to study Chinese.
Among these restaurants are Face to Face, Journey To the East, Blue
Bird and Teresa Pizza. The Thai Kitchen located in the center of the
city, while not Western food per se, is another of Kunming's BEST
non-Chinese restaurants. and Jack In The Box, a local fast food burger
chain, are also located nearby.
street peddlers are all around the city selling noodles, snacks and
other "street food". While street food can be lacking in the
hygiene department on occasion, it is also GOOD and CHEAP! If you are
brave (or completely insane!) enough, try snake, grilled rat or even