Hongdouyuan Restaurant

Kunming

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Hongdouyuan Restaurant

A wonderful find in busy Wenlin Street, Hongdouyuan is a traditional Chinese restaurant heralded as a local must-visit. Their speciality are the fried red beans, but the menu extends to include countless Yunnan and Northern Chinese dishes. Four menu items will make a feast for two.

Dining

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).