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Pounded food is popular in Pu’er

Updated:2021-11-24 17:42:43   

In the catering culture of southwest Yunnan’s Pu’er city, “pounding” is a unique way of cooking. Almost every food can be pounded, such as beef jerky, chicken feet, sour docynia, Indian gooseberry, rice cakes, chilies, sprouts and more.

chicken feet

beef jerky

The purpose of pounding is to mix local seasonings into other food materials so that the flavors will blend well. The Pu’er cuisine usually tastes sour, sweet or spicy, improving diners’ appetite.

sour docynia

 Indian gooseberry

 rice cakes



Reporting by Zhu Zheng (Pu’er Wenlü Information); Trans-editing by Mo Yingyi

Keywords:   Pounded food Pu'er