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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Comments • 1 955

  • Nick Lachey
    Nick Lachey  2 days back

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

    • Traveling Pair
      Traveling Pair  4 days back

      Good food

      • debendra gurung
        debendra gurung  4 days back

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

        • Ava Maria
          Ava Maria  4 days back

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

          • m m
            m m  4 days back


            • NOOB NF
              NOOB NF  5 days back

              It's best not to eat raw pork

              • Matthew Mace
                Matthew Mace  6 days back

                oh wow!

                • meemee nage
                  meemee nage  6 days 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  1 weeks back

                    Waw I waant

                    • migena mocka
                      migena mocka  1 weeks back

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

                      • The Mighty Spoon
                        The Mighty Spoon  2 weeks back

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

                        • Ajinkya Pujari
                          Ajinkya Pujari  2 weeks back

                          He didn't like the cheese 🤣

                          • Kyden C
                            Kyden C  3 weeks back

                            China increased their prices on u

                            • Lovelylittlehijabi
                              Lovelylittlehijabi  3 weeks back

                              OMG raw pork....You're brave

                              • Derek Douglas
                                Derek Douglas  3 weeks 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  4 weeks 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  4 weeks 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  4 weeks back

                                        the beauty of the dining area with all the plants 😍

                                        • Muhammad Adnan
                                          Muhammad Adnan  4 weeks back

                                          Hi Mark I like food . you made good video

                                          • KING ANDE
                                            KING ANDE  4 weeks back

                                            Amazing looking food

                                            • Jay T
                                              Jay T  1 months back

                                              ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW!!!

                                              • Zachary Zunino
                                                Zachary Zunino  1 months back

                                                You rock🤙

                                                • S. K.
                                                  S. K.  1 months back

                                                  Man Mark.. there are so much stuff going on in the world right now.. POLITICS mainly.. it's such a headache. I came straight to your videos... it makes my mood change. Keep it up! we love u!!! Much Love - Khmer/American

                                                  • Melody Lalala
                                                    Melody Lalala  1 months back

                                                    I would never eat raw pork.

                                                    • Corey Van Der Hulst
                                                      Corey Van Der Hulst  1 months back

                                                      Come to New Zealand , will show you our indigenous foods & hospitality :D

                                                      • yyxy wise man
                                                        yyxy wise man  1 months back

                                                        Add at the start"NZ version" says lose ,6.5kg in six weeks. I lose 6kg in 4 days on the snake diet.Keep it off for two months over Christmas.Check it out on you tube

                                                        • John Ekman
                                                          John Ekman  1 months back

                                                          Why you not speak chinese there in china? Your mom is chinese so speak i know you can. Not need be shy.

                                                          • Cheng yujiao
                                                            Cheng yujiao  1 months back

                                                            actually,you guys are wrong, the raw meat in that place is really pure not gonna get unhealthy, cuz the pig grow in healthy condition and eat pure grass and herbs, it is not what you guys think about

                                                            • rayva1
                                                              rayva1  1 months back

                                                              Wow you can really stomach that raw pork.

                                                              • Norm Storm
                                                                Norm Storm  1 months back

                                                                If I ever win the lottery, this man is tagging with you everywhere you go..LOL

                                                                • kalulew
                                                                  kalulew  1 months back

                                                                  How do you do raw pork in China? I wouldn't even think of the possibility of eating anything there raw.

                                                                  • Values
                                                                    Values  1 months back

                                                                    I'm a bit afraid of all this plastic used in preparing food, not only because of the environment but also for health reasons.

                                                                    • theGHETTOMAN1
                                                                      theGHETTOMAN1  1 months back

                                                                      Good stuff man..I'd be SO terrified of the RAW pork though! <: (( Yargh..! lol

                                                                      • rafiqul chowdhury
                                                                        rafiqul chowdhury  1 months back


                                                                        • Mr Timmy Rasid
                                                                          Mr Timmy Rasid  1 months back

                                                                          Malay from Yunnan??

                                                                          • Born Boy
                                                                            Born Boy  1 months back

                                                                            This video is 36 minutes long. And I started watching at 4 AM. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME ???

                                                                            • 有个滚动的蛋
                                                                              有个滚动的蛋  1 months back

                                                                              Raw pork?!!! it make me feel like vomit, as most of Chinese, we were told not to eat raw meat, there are parasites in pork, kind of dangerous.

                                                                              • nik nikos
                                                                                nik nikos  1 months back

                                                                                This was pleasant to watch especially the area

                                                                                • E. Valley
                                                                                  E. Valley  1 months back

                                                                                  Thank God, you are still alive after eating the raw pork sashimi.

                                                                                  • Bram Huysen
                                                                                    Bram Huysen  1 months back

                                                                                    China is a beautiful and fascinating country with a highly interesting culture. But it is a shame it's in the hands of filthy dictatorial Communists whose aim #1 is to control every move of every chinese citizen and aim #2 is to expand internationally and invade Taiwan. If the western international community cannot put en end to their tyranny and hegemony they must, at least, rein them in. But maybe this is wishful thnking as the West has turned into a despicable bunch of cowards sold out to the Globalist/Socialist and Islamist causes (like the UN), with the exception of Donald Trump who has the balls to tell the entire world "America is the Land of the Free" and it must remain so. And it will !

                                                                                    • Pete Soudar
                                                                                      Pete Soudar  1 months back

                                                                                      Mark, that "congealed yellow pea porridge" looks just like the "yellow chickpea tofu" the Burmese eat. Given that Burma borders Chinese provinces like Sichuan and Yunnan, I'm wondering if it happens to be the very same stuff?

                                                                                      • nischal bhatta
                                                                                        nischal bhatta  1 months back

                                                                                        One like for your ever smiling face.

                                                                                        • Kimberly Martyn
                                                                                          Kimberly Martyn  1 months back

                                                                                          The old town looks very nice

                                                                                          • Tomsawyerspit
                                                                                            Tomsawyerspit  1 months back

                                                                                            Wow so, Mongolians invented mozzarella cheese?

                                                                                            • Penelope R
                                                                                              Penelope R  1 months back

                                                                                              muppet man

                                                                                              • 2nd Chance
                                                                                                2nd Chance  1 months back

                                                                                                How can you even taste the food with all them Chili's? But I love your channel bro

                                                                                                • Solomon Joo
                                                                                                  Solomon Joo  1 months back