Spicy Beef Hotpot

Spicy Beef Hotpot It’s hard to get good beef in Guiyang. For one, it’s expensive and cooks hesitate to throw away the fatty, tendon-y, gristly chunks you’d toss to your dog at home. Also, local taste actually leans toward eating these bits, as they are considered more flavorful than lean muscle meat. Either way, if you’re looking for a good meal, head to this place. The restaurant’s name translates to something like “Secret Recipe Claypot Beef,” and … Continue reading

Beautiful Fragrance Restaurant (想伊味食府)

Guiyang Guizhou Muslim Halal Food Restaurant

Inside Erqi Lu Snack Street, which deserves a write-up of its own, there’s a halal restaurant that shouldn’t be missed. If you’re near the train station, it’s just a few minutes walk away. They have a great variety of dishes, and a big menu full of photos, so you don’t need to worry about ordering if your Chinese isn’t so hot. Just point, wait and eat.  They actually sell their bread and halal beef from … Continue reading

Wandong Farmers’ Market (万东农贸市场)

Guiyang Guizhou Wandong Farmers Market Vegetable Vendors

Wandong Farmers’ Market is a huge underground farmer’s market next to Hunter Mall. There are markets all over Guiyang, all of which have fresh produce from the surrounding countryside, but Wandong’s central location and sheer number of vendors makes it worth a visit any time you’re in the city center. The vegetables are cheap, fresh and plentiful. Most of the things sold at the market are easy to find in any district, but there are a … Continue reading

Yi Luoguo (一烙锅)

Yi Luoguo Food Guiyang Guizhou

Yi Luoguo is yet another place with the delightful checklist menu that means you don’t have to really talk to anybody. Whatever you order is cooked in the kitchen, brought out plate by plate, and piled into a savory heap atop a convex iron pot in the middle of the table. While the food arrives cooked, the iron pot it’s placed in allows you to crisp up your meats and veggies. The domed shape of … Continue reading

Halal Restaurant (清真餐厅)

Halal Beef Dry Hotpot Guiyang Guizhou

Though simply named, this restaurant offers one of the most incredible meals in town: a mouth-watering group meal called dry beef hotpot. It’s especially popular amongst the city’s expats as it’s one of a handful of restaurants that serves only halal food. The menu includes several varieties of hotpot (including beef tripe, if that’s your thing), but their star dish is so good that I don’t even know anybody who’s ordered anything else.   ATE/LOVED … Continue reading