Under the Tea Tree (花楸树下)

Under the Tea Tree (花楸树下) You may have noticed Under the Tea Tree while walking down Wenchang Bei Lu toward Hunter Mall. Its second-story terrace has wooden tables with wide umbrellas for shade. It’s a great place where the food comes out fast, hot and full of flavor. As an added bonus, one of the staff members speaks great English, so calling to reserve a table or ask a question is a breeze. If you’ve … Continue reading

Excellent Vegetarian Feast Restaurant (善哉素宴)

A vegetarian meal can be a real treat in Guiyang. Maybe you’re actually a vegetarian and you don’t want to fight with a server over whether chicken is meat. Perhaps you eat only Halal but want to try more local food. Or, your stomach is just not letting you eat some of the local, meat-heavy delicacies. Whatever your reason, this restaurant is an excellent introduction to some of the flavors of Guiyang. It’s also very … Continue reading

Schooldays Restaurant (校园·你)

Guiyang Guizhou Schooldays Restaurant Food

Schooldays Restaurant (校园·你) While searching for good food in Guiyang, I spend a lot of time wandering alleyways, going into places with good smells emanating from their doors. Other times, I recognize a name or a dish I’ve heard of and pop in to try it. The absolute best restaurants, however, are usually found by word of mouth. Sometimes, like with this restaurant, it’s off my usual path, and I would never find it without … 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

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

Beijing Dumpling House (北京饺子馆)

Beijing Dumpling House Guiyang Guizhou sweet and sour pork 2

Beijing Dumpling House was the first restaurant I went to on my own in Guiyang. In a sea of small restaurants with all-Chinese menus, this place has a menu full of photos, so those who can’t read Chinese can order easily. For people who are not particularly excited about Guiyang’s spicy food, Beijing’s cuisine can be a welcome respite, as very few dishes have chilies. Despite the restaurant’s name, there are many options besides the … Continue reading