Pho You

Pho You Local cuisine has no shortage of good noodles. Guiyang’s beef noodles and Changwang noodles are some of the area’s most famous dishes. That did not diminish my excitement by even a little bit when a friend introduced me to the first pho restaurant I’ve seen in the city. Pho You has a good variety of Vietnamese dishes that will satisfy your craving for a good feed. The restaurant seems to fill up fairly … Continue reading

Soil Café

Soil Café Guiyang has a lot of cafés. A lot. Really, an unbelievable number of cafés. They’re in shopping malls, along main thoroughfares, tucked into apartment complexes, on rooftops and just anywhere you can imagine. Every café is different. Some, like Starbucks and Createa, are utilitarian caffeine-fueling stations with reliable coffee and long lines. Others, like Rooftop, are gathering places for expats who want to catch some sun, play board games and chill. Soil Café … Continue reading

Buddhist Vegetarian Restaurant (禅悦酥陀)

buddhist restaurant interior guiyang guizhou

On Fushui Lu, near Flora Plaza, there’s a wonderful little restaurant that offers an excellent selection of vegetarian dishes. Absolutely every dish on the menu is vegetarian, a real treat in Guiyang. Attached to a Buddhist temple, 禅悦酥陀 (chányuè sūtuó) has a beautifully decorated interior to enjoy while you eat.  The menu is extensive, with dishes to suit any palate. A good number of their dishes are made to emulate meat dishes, so you can see … Continue reading

Baidu Kaorou (百度烤肉)

Baidu Kaorou Guiyang Guizhou  Huaguoyuan Mall Dinner

Baidu Kaorou is a chain BBQ restaurant that has several locations in Guiyang. For me, it’s the ultimate hangover food – easy to order without talking to anybody, greasy, and delicious. Your food is ordered off of a checklist menu, so if your Chinese isn’t so good you don’t have to worry about flipping pages and pointing. When it arrives, it’s raw. You’ve got to cook it on the little griddle in the middle of … Continue reading