Erkuai (; pinyin: ĕrkuāi) is a type of
rice cakeparticular to the Yunnan Provinceof southwest China.
The name literally means "ear piece," a reference to the shape of one of its common forms. It is often served served stir-fried with vegetables, and "málà" (麻辣), a fiery mixture of dried red chilis,
Sichuan pepper, and salt. It is also sold as the popular street food "kăo ĕrkuāi" (烤耳块), grilled and rolled around a "yóutiáo" (strip of fried dough), with sweet or savory condiments added, making a rolled-up snack resembling a Mexican burrito. [http://picasaweb.google.com/HingHoChan.Tony/2007/photo#5109954316690030098 photo] The sweet type contains a sweet brown sauce and peanuts, while the savory type is spread with "lǔfǔ" and bean sprouts, and various other toppings. "Kăo ĕrkuāi" is particularly popular in the tourist area of Dali.
Its peculiar name has led to it being called one of the
Eighteen Oddities in Yunnan.
* [http://picasaweb.google.com/HingHoChan.Tony/2007/photo#5109954316690030098 Photo]
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