Chinese Food Tour in Yunnan - AMAZING STREET FOOD and Ethnic Feast! | Yunnan, China Day 1

  • Published: 17 December 2017
  • Day 1 of this 4-part video Chinese food tour of Yunnan. Watch it all here:
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    Special thanks to Zouba Tours ( for arranging everything in this video. I paid for this tour (it’s not sponsored), but I think they did a great job, and I thoroughly enjoyed the food and the tour.

    Luxi who was our guide also has a cooking school called Rice and Friends ( - we’ll visit her cooking school on Day 3 of this series.

    Ok, now onto the info about this Chinese street food tour in Yunnan:

    Xizhou, China

    On Day 1, we drove from Dali Old Town to Xizhou, another ancient town near Dali, that’s known for some famous Chinese street food snacks.

    We started for breakfast with a thick pea porridge and a pea pudding salad. The grandmother serving had been making these same dishes since she was a child with her mother. The breakfast was warming and delicious, and it hit the spot in the morning.
    Total price - 8 RMB ($1.20)

    Xizhou Baba - Probably the most famous Chinese street food you have to try in Xizhou is baba, which is also sometimes known as a Chinese pizza. It’s a round of dough that’s mixed with lard and meat, or the sweet version, and baked in a unique street oven using charcoal. Part of the fun is watching it being made. Then of course, eating it is absolutely delicious.
    Price - 10 RMB ($1.50) per piece

    Yunnanese cheese - Next up in Xizhou we went to watch a local Yunnanese Cheese demonstration. Yunnan is one of the few places in China where there is a cheese culture - some say it was brought over with the Mongols. We made some local cheese, then put it out to dry, then they let us sample some different types of the prepared cheese. Price - 8 RMB ($1.20)

    Yi He Zhuang (怡和庄) Restaurant - This Yunnanese ethnic Bai Chinese food meal was the highlight of my day. We had an absolute feast of a meal, including a few unique Chinese dishes like raw pig sashimi and pine needle salad. Everything was colorful, using natural ingredients and the flavors were spectacular. This meal is one I’ll never forget.
    Total price - 215 RMB ($32.41)

    Dali Old Town - It was a long day of delicious Chinese food, and in the evening we drove back to Dali Old Town and headed out for dinner.

    Duan’s Kitchen - For dinner we were back in Old Town Dali, and my friend Frank from Zouba Tours mentioned that Duan’s Kitchen was a little touristy, but he said we needed to try it because the food was amazing and they are doing some unique things. The food was outstanding, and my favorite dish was the chicken braised in chili oil with pu’er tea.
    Total price - 180 RMB ($27.14)

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    This is Day 1 of our Chinese Food in Yunnan tour. Thank you for watching, and more food coming!

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Comments • 1 984

  • Miikrean
    Miikrean  3 days back

    10:41 very hot
    idk why i'm laughing

    • Emmah Wairimu Wachira
      Emmah Wairimu Wachira  6 days back

      This is the cleanest srteet food i have ever seen. it looks tasty too.

      • sOn
        sOn  7 days back

        you ate raw pork ⓞⓞⓗ  ⓝⓞ. salads look good 🥗

        • Nabhajit Das
          Nabhajit Das  7 days back

          why raw pork though ??? has China run outta food ??? come on have a family...Be a little responsible...and stop risking your life like that...

          • Rerun Rob
            Rerun Rob  1 weeks back

            Mark Wiens have you ever gotten food poisoning?

            • Ashley Kettle
              Ashley Kettle  1 weeks back

              Food poisoning and ecoli @ 25:32

              • Rehan Productions
                Rehan Productions  2 weeks back

                Arent you chinese

                • Mohammadali Barq
                  Mohammadali Barq  2 weeks back

                  Great food wow

                  • Destination China
                    Destination China  3 weeks back

                    Glad you love the food in Yunnan as much as we do! :)

                    • Eve Evans
                      Eve Evans  3 weeks back

                      Pine needle salad..
                      Who knew?

                      • xinwei xue
                        xinwei xue  3 weeks back

                        I lived in China more than 20 years, but I never went to Dali. You video made me really want to travel to Dali.

                        • kakampimo tech
                          kakampimo tech  1 months back

                          ang kaangapan mong hayop ka, mapalsu'an ka man sana! kapaslo mong yudepota ka!

                          • Anup Pawar
                            Anup Pawar  1 months back

                            Luxi looks like a anime character

                            • Rab
                              Rab  1 months back

                              RAW PORK?!?!!?

                              • Baz TheMan
                                Baz TheMan  1 months back

                                Great videos. However, you seem to like all the food in your videos. I would prefer you also talk about bad food and negative about the places you travel. Good works. Thanks. B.

                                • stalin 12
                                  stalin 12  1 months back

                                  Hello Mark..I am a medical student as a suggestion eating raw meat is a very dangerous things...Between the layer of the pork skin there is so much bacteria like tap warm, Yersinia enterocolitica, Enterococcus, Salmonella are some of the infectious bacteria..and the most illness cause by eating raw pork is Trichinosis which contain parasitic, I warn you not to raw pork ever again..even there is some illness which cause to death within 24 hours...

                                  • Meme God
                                    Meme God  1 months back

                                    5:22 Those look like pupusas

                                    • Drea Nicole
                                      Drea Nicole  1 months back

                                      17:37 some cool wall art <3

                                      • Cheryl Atcha
                                        Cheryl Atcha  1 months back

                                        Just got hooked on your videos!! I’m enjoying all of it , especially your laughter and facial expressions priceless !! Your son is so cute too . I’ll keep watching 👍🏼

                                        • Joyful Soul
                                          Joyful Soul  2 months back

                                          What about those worms that are in pig meat though... that can't be very healthy!🤯

                                          • Summer Rain
                                            Summer Rain  2 months back

                                            Asian food to me is among the best out there, everything has so much flavor. Delicious sauces, different textures, choice of ingredients. And I only had Asian food in US, I can only imagine how wonderful the food is at the actual location.

                                            • Kadi Kadi
                                              Kadi Kadi  2 months back

                                              Fleur Du Printemps slm raki labas

                                              • Kadi Kadi
                                                Kadi Kadi  2 months back

                                                Fleur Du Printemps slm raki labas

                                                • Kadi Kadi
                                                  Kadi Kadi  2 months back

                                                  Fleur Du Printemps slm raki labas

                                                  • Kadi Kadi
                                                    Kadi Kadi  2 months back

                                                    Fleur Du Printemps slm raki labas

                                                    • gegert
                                                      gegert  2 months back

                                                      oomf I love Chinese sweets

                                                      • Roy Colamba Arachchi
                                                        Roy Colamba Arachchi  2 months back

                                                        I like to visit Yunnan .They are nice people I worked with them many times as a guide in SRI LANKA.

                                                        • Hayley Marshman
                                                          Hayley Marshman  2 months back

                                                          Poor fish :(

                                                          • Nick Lachey
                                                            Nick Lachey  2 months back

                                                            Can some fart in mouth i will like to eat ur poop poop for real?

                                                            • Traveling Pair
                                                              Traveling Pair  2 months back

                                                              Good food

                                                              • debendra gurung
                                                                debendra gurung  2 months back

                                                                Does Any one from China know the dish 3:50?

                                                                • 意興闌珊
                                                                  意興闌珊  1 months back

                                                                  +debendra gurung not 豆腐 u can serch in baidu or google

                                                                • debendra gurung
                                                                  debendra gurung  1 months back

                                                                  Whats in the the 涼粉。It's a kind of 豆腐. But not Soybean - something else? It's hard to find elsewhere.

                                                                • 意興闌珊
                                                                  意興闌珊  1 months back

                                                                  maybe 凉粉 and 米粉。

                                                              • Ava Maria
                                                                Ava Maria  2 months back

                                                                The water on the stove is confusing to me...anyone knows what that's about?

                                                                • m m
                                                                  m m  2 months back


                                                                  • NOOB NF
                                                                    NOOB NF  2 months back

                                                                    It's best not to eat raw pork

                                                                    • Matthew Mace
                                                                      Matthew Mace  2 months back

                                                                      oh wow!

                                                                      • meemee nage
                                                                        meemee nage  2 months back

                                                                        I watched this one 2-3 times!!! I loved the most is pea paste noodle, and tofu salad the same as in our hometwon (Kengtung,Myanmar). Here in US also we love to make for weekend breakfast pea soup noodle.

                                                                        • Dian Sari
                                                                          Dian Sari  2 months back

                                                                          Waw I waant

                                                                          • migena mocka
                                                                            migena mocka  2 months back

                                                                            Raw pig lol just dont do that . If u get pig bacteria u done

                                                                            • The Mighty Spoon
                                                                              The Mighty Spoon  2 months back

                                                                              Don’t eat raw pig man you’ll get worms

                                                                              • Ajinkya Pujari
                                                                                Ajinkya Pujari  3 months back

                                                                                He didn't like the cheese 🤣

                                                                                • Ayyy Lmao
                                                                                  Ayyy Lmao  3 months back

                                                                                  China increased their prices on u

                                                                                  • The Rebellious Sister
                                                                                    The Rebellious Sister  3 months back

                                                                                    OMG raw pork....You're brave

                                                                                    • Derek Douglas
                                                                                      Derek Douglas  3 months back

                                                                                      Most of the commentators wouldn't make good food bloggers. Thank you Mark for being respectful enough to try local foods. I love this place, the food, and such nice people. Glad you had such a knowledgeable food guide in Luxi. Her cooking school sounds fun!

                                                                                      • Caerigna
                                                                                        Caerigna  3 months back

                                                                                        I really want to know the proper name (and spelling) for the pine needle dish. I'd love to have a recipe to try and replicate here in the Pacific Northwest.

                                                                                        • Камилла Аильчиева

                                                                                          I didn’t like the video. For me It was typical touristic video, everything was amazing for you. But as someone who knows China well, it was very so so experience you had. Most of the food you tried almost made me vomit how it was made, with dirty hands and such. There is nothing amazing about it, it’s just poor. It didn’t make me feel like going to yunnan at all. Yunnan has better food than that.

                                                                                          • Chanda Muong
                                                                                            Chanda Muong  3 months back

                                                                                            I wish Chinese government regulate the market don't sale live animals. They're crated in different weather, more likely they'll not be fed or provide water. I love watching Mark W video.

                                                                                            • Brookexx
                                                                                              Brookexx  3 months back

                                                                                              the beauty of the dining area with all the plants 😍

                                                                                              • Muhammad Adnan
                                                                                                Muhammad Adnan  3 months back

                                                                                                Hi Mark I like food . you made good video