Guiyang’s Lajiao: An Ode to Spice

Guiyang Guizhou Spicy Chili Lajiao lajiao

Guiyang’s food can be an acquired taste for newly arrived expats. Strong sour and spicy flavors dominate, and no oil is spared in cooking a dish. One of the most common questions locals have for expats is “Have you become accustomed to the food?” For the most part, it’s Guiyang’s lajiao that gives locals pride in their cuisine. They refer to most forms of chili as làjiāo, or “hot pepper,” but there are different types for … Continue reading