When it comes to classic Qujing food, people familiar with it should blurt out, "Qujing steamed silk bait!" Steamed silk bait is a specialty snack in Qujing, Yunnan that dates back to 1980s, is very popular with locals and enjoys a good reputation in southwest.
Qujing bait silk is very distinctive, not as coarse and bold as Kunming bait silk, and even more delicate and soft than Dali bait silk. First, high-quality rice grown along river and Zhujie in Qujing is processed into "cheese bait blocks" according to traditional methods, and then cut directly from bait blocks.
Many Qujing residents start their day with a bowl of ground, steamed groundbait. Cut bait into thin slices, mix with vegetable oil, make it crystal clear and steam in a basket for 2-3 minutes. After steaming, put chopped green onions, pickled vegetables, bean sprouts and fried leeks, pour a spoonful of marinated meat of various sauces, a spoonful of secret soy sauce. The color is bright, aroma is attractive. Take a bite, mouth is sticky and gooey with a hint of tenacity, and aftertaste is endless. Finally, sip on a bowl of bone broth sprinkled with chopped green onions, which will nourish your body and mind and energize you for day.