Wonders Of Yunnan Travel

GoKunming Articles

Buddha Noodle

By in Features on

As far as China's culinary traditions go, Kunming is rather famous for its rice noodles aka mixian and to a lesser extent its ersi (rice cake shreds cooked in soup), but for the vegetarian it is rather difficult to find a restaurant or noodle stand that makes these special noodles without meat or meat broth. Vegetarians - and vegans - do have one tasty option: the vegetarian restaurant across from Yuantong Temple.

Yuquanzhai (玉泉斋), located at 88 Yuantong Lu and known among Kunming's international population as 'Buddha Noodle', is a quality, no-frills noodle shop. The walls are covered with sheet metal and the chairs a bit uncomfortable, but Buddha Noodle makes a tasty bowl of mixian, ersi or regular wheat flour noodles - and that's it.


The menu is simple: mixian or noodles are 2.5 yuan for a small bowl and 3.5 yuan for a big bowl. Bowls of ersi are three and four yuan for a small or large bowl, respectively. Your noodles can be prepared in the zajiang (杂酱) or sanxian (三鲜) style. Zajiang noodles have cabbage, meat-like tofu and pickled vegetables in a spicy soup. Sanxian noodles are prepared with vegetarian imitation seafood and peanuts. We prefer the zajiang plus peanuts, which we don't get charged extra for - if we ask nicely.

88 Yuantong Lu

© Copyright 2005-2020 GoKunming.com all rights reserved. This material may not be republished, rewritten or redistributed without permission.

Share this article


Kunming mixian is so wonderful. I am really hungry for it.

I will have a try.

Login to comment Register to comment