Heavenly Manna

Kunming

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Heavenly Manna

Heavenly Manna is a well-known local restaurant set steps away from Cuihu Lake. It's a tiny space, but the atmosphere is convivial, and the environment not at all intimidating even to those not yet entirely accustomed to eating out in China. The menu is clearly illustrated with photos and features a plethora of Yunnan specialities.

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).