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DESTINATIONS china kunming Dining Fuzhaolou


Head here for a feast of Yunnan specialities – it's an upper-range establishment so expect prices higher than average, but the experience is worth it. It helps to have a Chinese speaker on your team, but use the menu illustrations in lieu of one.


Kunming is famous for Yunnan rice noodles (also known as "crossing-the-bridge noodles"), served separate from a piping-hot broth and a variety of add-ins, all of which are mixed together into the soup where they cook before the diners' very eyes. Wild mushrooms are another local speciality, a delicacy prised by the Chinese (the high season runs June through September).