Yunnan mushroom hotpot integrates all types of fresh mushrooms, from the common porcini to the exclusive matsutake. [Photo/VCG]
Yunnan province, located in Southwest China, is blessed with the perfect climate and amount of rainfall for growing mushrooms. The province is home to many species of edible mushrooms such as cow liver mushroom and monkey head mushrooms. Each type of mushroom has a unique taste and is extremely nutritious.
The local mushroom hotpot is a must-try for visitors to Yunnan especially from June to September when the mushroom season comes. During these months, hotpot restaurants in Yunnan start offering hotpots integrating all types of fresh mushrooms, from the common porcini to the exclusive matsutake.
There's a street in Kunming, capital city of Yunnan province, named the mushroom hotpot street along Guanxing Road, at Guanshang, near the old airport and the expo center. The whole stretch of the street is dotted with mushroom hotpot restaurants that serve only this specialty and are only open from June to September every year.