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Cangyuan Food

There are a large number of ethnic group in Gengma so the dish is rich and unique ,so the dish is rich and unique.The Dai and Wa dishes are the represent. such as Sour  bamboo shoots(酸竹笋) ,Pickled Bull Tendon(牛筋肉),Chicken Mashed Rice (鸡肉烂饭) Water Wine( 水酒) ,Zhanshui porridge(蘸水稀饭).You can enjoy youself in Cangyuan.

Pickled Bull Tendon Pickled Bull Tendon 牛筋肉

It is a very famous Thai dish.Cooking method:Scald the bull head and feet with boiling water and raze off the hair on the skin first, then burn them in fire. After that they are dunked in fresh cold water and razed again. After they are cleaned entirely, they are stewed for a long time until soft. Finally the bones are removed and the remains are minced and mixed with hot pepper, ginger, garlic and other seasonings. It is ready to eat after been preserved in a pottery vessel for about two weeks. Its tender, refreshing and sour taste arouses the eater's appetite.

Sour bamboo shootsSour bamboo shoots 酸竹笋  

The Wa people like spicy food. If it lacks pepper, no matter how good the food is not so delicious. Sour bamboo shoot,(酸竹笋),fermented soya beans(豆豉粑粑,) which is their favorite. Each year in Summer and autumn almost every family will  make a couple of Sour bamboo shoots. sour bamboo shoot is  edible all year round, particularly boiled fish, boiled crabs, sour Bamboo Shoot are indispensable ingredients.

Water WineWater Wine 水酒  

Water Wine is kind of low-alcohol liquor brewed  by Wa people. Due to the  rich nutrient , combined with a steely glycol and  pleasant taste, So it is Wa people's favorite drink. It is one of the important guests beverages. When Festivals can without Distiileries but  Water wine liquor is indispensable in any case.

Chicken Mashed Rice 鸡肉烂饭

Called Moniyaburao in Wa dialect, this special rice food is a great Wa dish for welcoming distinguished guests. Viewed both as a dish and a sort of staple food, it is softer than ordinary rice and drier than porridge. Two preparation methods – Hand Tearing Chicken Mashed Rice Method and Knife Chopping Chicken Mashed Rice Method are often applied. The two cooking method are very unique and have much in common. The newly harvested rice is stewed in a pot together with tender black bone chicken, many seasonings and vegetables like fennel leaves, green pepper, hot chili, Ahwa cilantro, shallot, garlic and mint are added to the rice. The ready mashed rice is bright in look and soft, sticky and smooth in taste .

Zhanshui porridge蘸水稀饭

The Zhanshui porridge also called “Meizui”(每最).The method to make the porridge dipped Spices : Put a small amount of rice combine fresh, Chinese cabbage, Nanjing Beans, and chopsticks Beans then add the right amount of salt .Put  Baba, burned peppers  bruise ginger, garlic, coriander and spring onion , in a large bowl brewed with boiling water ,when  the temperatures is cooler that the zhanshui(蘸水)is finshed.

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