The local specialties include bamboo rice, fragrant bamboo glutinous rice, roasted fish, and fried cowhide. The area near the new bridge, called Jinshatan in jinghong city, is clustered with food stalls. When the veil of night descends, it is wrapped in the tasty fragrances of a wide variety of enticing food choices.
It mainly serves sweetmeats, and the most popular two sweetmeats are Pa Lu Da (帕露达) and Shui Yin Ye (睡印椰, coconut juice with milk fragrant served with rusk soaking in it). Stir-fried rice with beef and sauerkraut (酸菜牛肉炒饭) tastes nice.
Cai Chun Qing Thai Food mainly serves Thailand style food, and the price there is affordable. It is very popular in Jinghong City, and the most recommended food is Thai soymilk (泰国豆奶) and chicken pants a meal (鸡油饭, very popular rice in Southeast Asian countries mainly cooked with chicken oil and rice).
Manting Xiaozhai is a snack street. Barbecue is the highlights there, and Zutong Fan (竹筒饭, rice cooked in bamboo), roast fish (香茅草烤鱼), roast pig brain wrapped in banana leaves (芭蕉叶烤猪脑) and pineapple rice (菠萝饭) are highly recommended by customers having being there.