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Shishan Lamb

Introduction & Highlights

On the island of Hainan, whenever it's a feast day, there is lamb at the table. Fried, steamed, or braised, it can be cooked in multiple ways and particularly enjoyed in Shishan Town, in the southwest of the city of Haikou.       

Irresistible and tempting, Shishan Suckling Lamb is one of the most traditional and delicious local dishes, providing a less fatty and more textured experience of enjoying lamb.

The dish is made with Shishan Yongyang, or Shishan Lamb, which grows around a dormant local volcanic cluster, feeding on plants and drinking natural mountain water. A sustainable and balanced diet makes the meat of this animal more tender, healthy and juicy. Perfect for those who like to enjoy the pleasures of good food while keeping an eye on their fitness.

Cooking Shishan Suckling Lamb requires some effort, but the final dish makes it well worth all of the time invested into it. Should you wish to try it in a restaurant, just ask for Hainan’s hot pot. Known as “Dabianlu” it’s perfect for enjoying this delicacy. At the table, surrounded by your family or friends, you’ll find it too difficult to resist a second helping. Just make sure you go along with a good appetite. You will leave truly satisfied.

Where to Experience
1. Huoshankou Golden Hall(火山口金色大厅)
Volcanic Cluster National Geopark, Shishan Town, Xiuying District, Haikou (海口市秀英区火山口地质公园)

2. 美社有个房农家乐
Meishe Village, Shishan Town, Xiuying District, Haikou (海口市秀英区石山镇美社村)
3. Kuolin Farmhouse (阔林农家乐)
Scenic Road, Shishan Town, Xiuying District, Haikou (海口市秀英区石山镇风景区)
4. Liwan Farmhouse (荔湾农家乐)
Scenic Road, Shishan Town, Xiuying District, Haikou(海口市秀英区石山镇风景区)
5. Qiong Cai Fang Restaurant (琼菜坊)
20 Jinken Road, Longhua District, Haikou (海口市龙华区金垦路20号)