local food - Sanchuan Ham - Photos by Xiadan, Lijiang, Yunnan Province, China
Sanchuan Ham is named after the famous Sanchuan dam in Yongsheng county. Although it is not so famed as Xuanwei Ham of Yunnan Province, it is very palatable indeed. Because of the special cooking skills, raw materials as well as weather conditions in Lijiang, Sanchuan ham can be kept well for a long time. Besides, it can be served as an appetizer or used as a side dish fried with other vegetables. Fat but not greasy, fragrant and tasteful are its best features.