Yes. There are 55 minorities in all in China, which have their own cultures and life styles. Things we talk most frequently are their delicacies made by unique methods, especially the household foods from southern minorities, they are very popular among Beijing and Shanghai, two China's big cities.
Yi Ethnic Minority
Yi people like prepare big meals during the holidays and festivals. They usually put all attentions on their "Yi New Year" dinner. This is why their traditional foods are yummy and attractive. The reprehensive dishes of Yi food are Tuotuo Meat (salted meat), Mutton Sweetbread Soup, and Qiaoba (Baked buckwheat Pancak).
Xiejiaoxiang Yunnan Tusi Restaurant
The most famous food here is the black goat meat which is transported from Yunnan, which tastes fresh and tender. Besides, the household preserved ham also worth trying.
Address: To the west of Shuangjing Bridge, Xingguang Avenue, East Three Ring Road, Beijing
Yi Huang Yan
This restaurant is located in the Shanghai Botanical Garden, where there are trees and flowers all around. From buckwheat pancake to preserved ham, the foods here are all made in traditional way.
Address: No. 1111, Longwu Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai
Miao Ethnic Minority
Miao group likes eating something sour. The special sour soup is a necessary for every Miao family.
Gui Zhou Luoluo Sour Soup Fish
Just as its name implies, the main cuisine here is fish cooked in sour soup. Diners may enjoy the authentic Miao sour-soup-made dishes which are very special. Besides, you won't miss the Sour Radish with Fried Rice and rice tofu.
Address: No. 186, Dongzhimen Nei Avenue, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Xi Xiang Ji
The dishes here are so delicious that you'll get refreshed after the meal. Because of the limited space, you'd better call to order seats ahead of time.
Address: No 573, Jianhe Road, Shanghai
Gaoshan Ethnic Minority
Gaoshan people take seafood and millet as their main foods. The millet-made wine is Gaoshan's favorite drink
Danshui Fushi Restaurant
In Danshui, diners may enjoy authentic Gaoshan cuisine,. The recommended dish is the "Diaoguo Dumpling" which can be found nowhere else in Beijing. The stuffing inside is made of shrimp and the dumplings are boiled in a hanged terrine.
Address: No.6 Shunhuang Road,Chaoyang District, Beijing
Korean Ethnic Minority
Pickled vegetable and misoshiru are their traditional food. "Da Gao," a kind of rice cake is popular as well.
In Sanqian Li, you'll find Korean barbecues and the sterling Da Gao, which are very authentic.
Address: No. 13, South Nanxinhua Road, Xuanwu District, Beijing
Hong Dong Korean Restaurant
Showcasing a casual and cozy atmosphere, this restaurant offers first-class Korean foods. When the well-mannered staff put the savory beef, chicken and seafood on your table, no one can resist the dainties.
Address: No. 239 Duolun Road, Shanghai
Uygur Ethnic Minority
Uygur foods are diversified and delicate. Their staple foods include Nang (A kind of pancake made from wheat or corn flour), Zhua Fan (fried rice with mutton and carrot), steamed bread and cold noodles. Mutton and beef are their favorite.
Boasting the authentic Xinjiang food, this eatery is always crowded. There will be Uygur dance during dinner time.
Address: No 8, Xinjiekou Wai Avenue, Xicheng District, Beijing
The environment of this place is enjoyable. Recommended dishes include roasted lamb legs and Da Pan Ji (chicken and noodles). Guests here can eat great meals while enjoying Xinjiang song and dance.
Address: No. 379, Xikang Road, Shanghai
(sina.com.cn March 12, 2007)