What Makes These Potatoes Stretchy

[Music] these are pounded potatoes and yes they stretch but not just any potato can make this dish to find these potatoes you have to go to yunnan china [Music] yang learned to cook classic yunnan dishes when he was 16 years old [Music] in 2010 yang brought yunnan cuisine to [Music] beijing the secret ingredient to this dish is a very special kind of small potato that grows in yunnan unlike the starchy yukon gold spuds that are used in classic mashed potato dishes the yunnan potatoes are waxy and that's what gives this dish its eye appealing stretch your [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] foreign [Music] sure [Music] often called grandma's mashed potatoes in yunnan province yang likes to enjoy this dish at home [Music] you