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Tasting Tianma in northeast Yunnan's Zhaotong

Updated:2017-10-23 19:48:13   english.yunnan.cn

On October 21, a Tianma (gastrodia elata) cuisine tasting was held in Yiliang County, northeast Yunnan's Zhaotong City.

Using Tianma as main ingredient, cooks from two catering companies "Haoyisheng" and "Tongfengyuan" created and presented a feast of 15 dishes including Steam Pot Chicken with Tianma, crispy Tianma and fried Tianma balls.

Zhaotong is known the "Town of Tian Ma". Zhaotong Tian Ma contains 1.13% of gastrodin, a percentage much higher than that of Tianma produced in other places. 

Since 2004, the Tianma in the city has been put under national "place of origin" protection.

Photo source: www.cnyl.gov.cn; Editor: Eric Wang

Keywords:   Tianma Yunnan Zhaotong