Shaxi Old Theatre Inn
Duan Jia Deng Village, Shaxi Town
Jianchuan County, Yunnan, 671302, China
+86 872 4722 296

Shaxi restaurants - Dancing Mule Cafe

Farm to table Bai cuisine overlooking Shaxi Valley

  • Dancing Mule Cafe, Shaxi Old Town, Shaxi Yunnan China

The Dancing Mule Cafe is located on the second floor of the Old Theatre Inn in the Duan Family Village. Guests may also dine in the courtyard or on the terrace (weather permitting) and enjoy expansive views of ricefields and mountains across the valley.

Our Shaxi restaurant also stocks 14 varieities of excellent wines from around the world, as well as local wine and beer. Lunch is served from 11:30 - 2:00 and dinner from 5:00-8:00.

Reservations are required for groups of 6 or more at or by calling 087-247-22296.

Dancing Mule Cafe is unique among Shaxi restaurants as it's run by local Bai women from the nearby village, not outsiders. THe result is great authentic Shaxi flavor and smiling service. 

Dancing Mule Cafe Menu

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Simple Breakfast
Homemade multi-grain toast with butter ¥20
Add Ma Ping Guan rhododendron honey ¥15
Rice noodles with minced pork & pickles ¥20
Eggs any style ¥18
Shaxi omelet ¥20
Homemade corn bread ¥20

Simple Lunch
Bai-style egg noodle soup ¥20
Egg and vegetable fried rice ¥20
Pan fried goat’s cheese (served with sugar) ¥30
French fries or home fries ¥20

Stir fried Yunnan red jacket peanuts ¥20
Shaxi pickled peppers ¥15
Stir fried Skirret (local tuber) ¥25
Yunnan sauerkraut ¥15

Cold Dishes
Air dried beef ¥30
Salted duck eggs ¥25
Tomato and goat cheese salad ¥30
Tomato slices with sugar ¥20

Main Dishes
Sweet & sour glazed eggplant ¥30
Parboiled broad beans ¥20
Green beans with mashed potatoes ¥25
Shoestring potatoes with sweet green pepper ¥25
Meatballs in broth ¥30
Stir fried lotus bulbs ¥20
Stir fried eggs and tomatoes ¥20
Braised beef ribs ¥25
Stir fried corn and sweet peppers ¥25
Sautéed snow peas ¥25
Pan fried goat’s cheese (served with sugar) ¥25
Stir fried beef ¥30
Stir fried boneless chicken w/peanuts and bell pepper ¥30
Yunnan fried rice ¥25

Pumpkin soup with ginger ¥25
Tofu with seasonal vegetable ¥25

Kid’s Menu
Mac & cheese ¥25
Grilled cheese sandwich ¥25
Chicken fingers ¥20
Chocolate milk ¥20
Small portion fried rice ¥15

Bi Luo Chun green tea ¥10/cup/¥30/pot
Dali beer ¥10
Qingdao beer ¥15
Beer Lao ¥18
Fresh orange juice (seasonal) ¥20

Soft drinks (Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Soda, Tonic) ¥15
Local rice wine (small cup) ¥10
Milk ¥10
Cappucino ¥20
Espresso ¥15

Absolut Vodka ¥20
Meyers Rum ¥20
Bailey’s ¥25
Gin & Tonic ¥25
Jack Daniels ¥25

Travel and Leisure magazine praises Dancing Mule Cafe