Pounded food is popular in Pu’er
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.
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.
Reporting by Zhu Zheng (Pu’er Wenlü Information); Trans-editing by Mo Yingyi