Crossing the bridge rice noodle, hot pot and other traditional Yunnan cuisine would warm us up during winter, but to those who want to have something for a change but still crave for warm and spicy food, Yiping Menguo might be the right place for you.
Mengguo, literally means a steamed pot filled with ingredients. It is a simple cooking method between “stir fry” and hot pot. The basic idea is to put some oil (preferably butter in winter) on the bottom of the pot and to add finely chopped meat and vegetables in the pot. Allow them to cook for several minutes and then the important ingredient comes in—the sauce. One could tell whether the whole pot is tasty or not based on the half bowl of sauce. At Yiping Menguo, they have different sauces ranging from “moderate spicy” to “extreme spicy”. When the sauce becomes blended in the pot with other ingredients, allow them to simmer for another 2 minutes to do their magic.