Xizhou Food Guide / Ersi (Rice Cake Noodles)

Welcome to another post from my Xizhou Food Guide series, where I highlight different specialty foods from Xizhou, Dali, Yunnan. Recently, a coworker suggested we go hike Cangshan, the beautiful mountain range that overlooks our village. “A 1.5 hour hike with great views,” he said. “There’s a steep part, then it’s all flat. We’ll be back beforeContinue reading “Xizhou Food Guide / Ersi (Rice Cake Noodles)”

Xizhou Food Guide / Sugar Rose Cake

Welcome to another post from my Xizhou Food Guide series, where I highlight different specialty foods from Xizhou, Dali, Yunnan. It seems like most of these posts begin with “I wish there was a better translation for this.” Yesterday, I helped translate the new special menu of our restaurant into English, and I felt like every singleContinue reading “Xizhou Food Guide / Sugar Rose Cake”

Xizhou Food Guide / Buckwheat Cakes (Qiao Bing)

Welcome to another post from my Xizhou Food Guide series, where I highlight different specialty foods from Xizhou, Dali, Yunnan. Two weeks ago, my coworker and I took the afternoon off to explore a nearby village that is famous for tie-dye. The village is on top of a large hill, so as we approached the top IContinue reading “Xizhou Food Guide / Buckwheat Cakes (Qiao Bing)”