Hainan Island China Cuisines

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Hainan Island is an island of immigrants – with a population of more than 8 million people including some 20 different nationalities and the Li, Miao and Hui minorities and its cuisine reflects the influence of its diverse residents.

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The island’s original inhabitants are the Li people, said to be descendants of the ancient Yue tribes of China who settled on the island more than 3,000 years ago. Examples of their ethnic cooking can be found in restaurants decorated with bamboo and thatch and waitresses in traditional dress. Specialties of the Li and Miao people include bamboo rice and coconut soup.

Also from the Li, come unique Wuzhi mountain specialties featuring organic vegetables, wild duck and