"Rubing, meaning milk cake, is a firm white goat's cheese sold in markets throughout Yunnan," says Tony Tan. "It's made by the Yi, Naxi, Sani and other ethnic groups. Similar to haloumi, it's often eaten grilled or fried with sugar and a mixture of chilli and Sichuan peppercorns, or treated like tofu. I first ate this delicious dish in Lijiang a couple of years ago. In this version I've used haloumi in place of the rubing, but you could substitute another non-melting firm cheese."
Note Sichuan pepper oil is available from Asian grocers.
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