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A Snack for Cheeseheads

Speaking of Wisconsin, and beer food, I’m really surprised my fellow Cheeseheads have not picked up on this: wafer-thin fried cheese, Yunnan style. See—it’s all crispy and bubbly, dipped in salt (and a teensy bit of sugar). Looks like a chip, but it’s CHEESE! Can you think of better bar food for America’s Dairyland?

Just a suggestion.

(Get a plate of the above at Chiang Mai’s Yunnan Restaurant, Ran Aharn Mitr Mai, 42/2 Ratchamanka Road. Have patience with the service and you’ll be rewarded in food.)

6 replies on “A Snack for Cheeseheads”

Rowdy Chowgirl, this is quite different from fried mozzarella or cheese curds, for which I have a special place in my heart. This almost tastes like a cracker, super thin and crisp with a not-overpowering sense of cheese and a little bit of tang. Yes, Yunnan cheese is traditionally made from goat’s milk (though I must admit, I did not ask the folks at the restaurant) mixed with a souring agent. Good stuff (Pan-fried cheese is also popular in Yunnan.)

Wow! These look delicious. I wish we had tried this in Chiang Mai – oh well, next time, right. By the way, when we were in Siem Reap, we were so sad that we didn’t make it to the Be Unscared exhibit (we actually tried to find the cafe but got lost and gave up, much to our loss I am sure) . . . but I heard from another traveler (Jodi over at that she loved the photography.

And, congrats on your Saveur nomination. It is much deserved.

I just got back from Yunnan and I regret to say that I didn’t see this cheese! I’m looking forward to try that on my next trip down south.

Congrats on your Saveur nomination. I’ve been following your blog for a while now and I love it.

Akila, I definitely recommend this place for your next trip to Chiang Mai. We ate there again last night and had wonderful tangy/spicy turnip and mushroom salad with sesame, cold spicy chicken salad, fried ham with ginger and peppers…. No worries about the exhibit. And thanks!

Baobabs, thanks. Do check out the cheese in Yunnan and let me know how it is. I’m hoping to get there one of these years. Definitely time for a return to China.

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