Professional foodie's trip to Kunming, taking you to explore delicious food stores

When you come to Kunming, where the seasons are like spring all year round, don't miss out on the delicious food. Here is the most comprehensive list of snacks ever compiled for you. Take it with you and set off now!

Xiaoqiao bean noodle

Her family can be traced back to before the liberation, but the most popular time was the 1980s. Her family's tofu rice noodles are very simple, without mixed sauce, no oily meat, pickled vegetables, tofu, chili, salt... Aunt said that good quality rice flour is the key, and they have always used the good rice flour from the rice flour factory born in 1963.

Wenshan fresh lotus house

Over the past decade, this old and established brand has been favored by locals for its delicious chicken and chicken soup. Locals love this place because not only is the chicken and chicken soup tasty, but also because it specializes in only serving chicken rice noodles, ensuring customers can enjoy a good bowl of chicken soup.

Xiaofan Restaurant

A well-established shop for over 20 years, most famous for its sweet and savory golden potatoes. Wrapped in a layer of "golden armor", they are fragrant when bitten into. The most unique part is the sweet and salty sauce, which makes you feel like it's sweet one second and salty the next, repeating this cycle multiple times. It is said that [染布巷] was once called [Potato Lane] by foodies because of this shop.

Duanshi small pot

Centennial old brand, open 24 hours. Their main dish is Duan Shi Xiaoguo Braised Rice Noodles, which is mainly consumed by locals. They still insist on manually cutting the rice noodles, which have a hairy texture and can fully absorb the essence of the seasoning! It can also be paired with spicy beef, crispy fried caterpillar fungus, cold lotus root, and other snacks. Generally, locals will also have a cup of papaya water as a standard.

Red bean Garden Restaurant

A brand that has been established for over ten years, specializing in traditional Yunnan cuisine. It has multiple branches in Kunming and offers great value for the price. Their signature dish is the stuffed chicken with preserved vegetables, which is a must-try. Another popular dish is the crispy bitter vegetable with red beans. Their meat dishes are typically priced below 30 yuan and offer a homestyle taste of Yunnan cuisine that appeals to the general public.

Dongchun small pot rice noodles

The shop has been open for 20 years. First of all, they use copper pots, secondly, the soup is made with good ingredients, and thirdly, it is cooked for a sufficient amount of time. Finally, the chili peppers are made to be fragrant. The overall flavor of their dishes is quite strong, even the minced meat is well seasoned. Adding a piece of stinky tofu will make you love it. I recommend mixing Yunnan small pot rice noodles with Sichuan Guokui to eat.

Tiepeng small pot rice noodles

The restaurant's rice noodles have been supplied by a major rice noodle manufacturer for more than ten years, emphasizing that the fresh meat comes from the Xuanwei farm's local pork. The most recommended dish is the pork rib hot pot rice noodles. The stinky tofu hot pot rice noodles are also very popular. Many people also order soy milk and fried dough sticks. The fried dough sticks can be dipped in the soup, and the soy milk is because their stinky tofu is homemade, so the soy milk can ensure that it is good soy milk. Also, their flavor is strong, and the soy milk can neutralize the greasy and spicy taste.

Summer aunt barbecue

Aunt Xia is 72 years old this year, she has been selling for more than 20 years, still energetic, cooking as usual, and personally taking care of it. I recommend the bursting fish chin, which is almost a must-order for every table, as well as the scallion sausage. The scallions are grilled to release their juice, covering up some of the stinky parts of the sausage, making it acceptable even for those who don't like sausage. Be sure to order the lotus root, it tastes much better when grilled than the usual sweet snacks we eat.
As a cultural heritage protection building in Kunming, it has irreplaceable value compared to other restaurants. They can order a lot of Shiping-style dishes, and if you want to have a more expensive meal, go to their place. This old house with three courtyards was built in the Qianlong period of the Qing Dynasty, more than 200 years ago. Many tourists choose to come here to eat, mostly for taking photos; while locals choose their place because it is very suitable for entertaining guests, with many private rooms, cultural atmosphere, good food, but not cheap.

Fang Tang

The coffee shop called Fangtang has a small courtyard, which is the territory of a Akita named Gongxi. It is a "internet celebrity", and everyone who comes here takes pictures with it. Various activities are often held here, and many people meet and enjoy a pleasant time in these activities. Their original intention is to create an interesting coffee shop and meet some interesting people.

Xiaofangting Cafe

This is a high-value coffee shop, the female owner is beautiful, and the barista Ah Fu is handsome. Girls will like the taste of a cocktail called Blue Dress. Holding the Blue Dress, sitting on the second floor, watching the people coming and going on Nanqiang Street downstairs, it feels like being in Dali. There are many cups placed and hung in the store, some with prices marked, you can buy them if you like. The cups without prices are the private collection of the female owner, many of which are limited editions worldwide.

Ziyue coffee

Here are Yunnan coffee flavored beer, all hand-painted menu, one of which can see Yunnan coffee flavored beer, written by Mingqian Coffee and Neurosis Beer Studio jointly produced, exclusively sold by Ziyue Coffee House. You can taste it out of curiosity.

Delicious flower cake

This flower cake shop is not easy to find, and the store is very small. The buyers are all local foodies living nearby in Kunming. It has gradually gained a reputation, and many companies and units also order from them for holidays. For us tourists, it is recommended to call and make a reservation directly, and inform them which hotel you are staying at. Depending on the distance, as long as you buy a certain amount, they will deliver for free. Because the flower cakes are freshly baked, they are not available in the morning and can only be baked in the afternoon. They are made entirely by hand, with layers of flakiness when baked, and the filling is very moist, not dry or overly sweet.

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