Taxi Buffet

Brokeass Laowai Guiyang Taxi Buffet Food

Taxi Buffet So you lost this month’s paycheck in a high stakes game of shi wu er shi (十五二十) and are wondering how you’re going to feed yourself and survive this hangover. Lucky for you there’s Taxi Buffet. Located across a side street from Estee mall, Taxi Buffet is a perfect hangover cure disguised as an all-you-can-eat buffet. If you have trouble finding it look for the line of parked taxis and the crowd of … Continue reading

Like Salad (喜沙拉)

Like Salad Guiyang Guizhou Chicken Rice Bowl

Like Salad (喜沙拉) One of the common complaints I hear from Guiyang expats is that there’s just too much oil in everything. Well, here’s a solution for a greasy diet. Get yourself to Like Salad (喜沙拉), where there are fresh salads with light and tasty ingredients. Just up the hill from Hunter Mall, Like Salad is yet another alleyway gem that I would never have known about without the help of a friend. Having an … Continue reading

La Casa (Formerly Babbo)

La Casa Guiyang Italian Restaurant Sausage Pizza

La Casa (Formerly Babbo) La Casa (previously named Babbo) is a fantastic pizza and pasta restaurant with a gorgeous new location. No longer hidden in a Huaguoyuan high-rise, La Casa’s spacious new location features a beautiful outdoor seating area and a cozy, non-smoking interior. The restaurant’s indoor sections are dimly lit and nicely decorated. Music from classic crooners plays quietly in the background. The rooms have low lighting, with spotlights over the tables to focus … Continue reading

Guiyang Snack Guide: Dumplings

Guide to Guiyang Dumplings Guantangbao

Guiyang Snack Guide: Dumplings Dumplings can be found all over the city and China as a whole. To find one, look for stacked steaming trays. They can be either bamboo or metal, and sit atop a steaming counter or cart. There are many kinds of dumplings with an unending variety of fillings, but today we’ll go through the three types you’ll see most around Guiyang. All of them are pork-filled. jiǎozi 饺子 The absolute most … Continue reading

Poly Hot Springs (保利温泉)

Poly Hotsprings Guiyang Guizhou Seven Pools

Poly Hot Springs (保利温泉) When most of us hear the words ‘hot springs,’ images of natural hot springs probably come to mind. The pools at Poly Hot Springs are definitely man-made, but that doesn’t mean you should steer clear of them. In fact, the springs are one of the best places in town to beat a hangover, and are easily within the budget of most expats in the city. For a mere 120 (ish) RMB, … Continue reading

Paulaner Brauhaus (Kempinski Hotel)

Paulaner Guiyang Sausages

Paulaner Brauhaus (Kempinski Hotel) There are a handful of brewery/restaurant combos in Guiyang. Some have great beer and alright food, others have really good food and crappy beer. Paulaner’s brews shine and their food is lovely. It comes at a premium, as both are priced higher than the other options around the city. However, they have a great happy hour special on the beers, so you can buy one and get a second free before … Continue reading

Trip Smith

Trip Smith Bar Guiyang Guizhou Beer

Trip Smith Trip Smith is the first and most successful of Guiyang’s  local breweries. Its beer can be found in bars all around the city, and is a recognizable brand name for anyone who’s been in Guiyang for more than a few months. Hidden in an alleyway off of Qianling Dong Lu, Trip Smith began its journey as a local secret, difficult but rewarding to find. Their reputation spread has spread and now they’re one … 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

Qingyan Old Town (青岩古镇)

Guiyang Guizhou Qingyan Old Town Street

Qingyan Old Town (青岩古镇) Qingyan Old Town is 29 KM south of Guiyang, and makes for an excellent day trip. The fortress was originally built in the late 1300s, and has been expanded and rebuilt over time since then. It’s a popular destination for local tourists as well as foreign, so be prepared for crowds when you visit. It’s really a lovely place to go, though. Packed with temples, small museums, with streets lined with … Continue reading

Jiaxiu Pavilion (甲秀楼)

Jiaxiu Pavilion Guiyang Guizhou Tower

Jiaxiu Pavilion (甲秀楼) Jiaxiu Pavilion can be found perched on the Nanming River in downtown Guiyang. It’s a famous landmark, present in pretty much every tourist’s itinerary in Guiyang. Originally built in the Ming dynasty, the tower has been rebuilt over the years, with the currently standing building dating from 1909. It’s a short stop on a day doing other touristy things in the city, and has a nice vantage point for snapping pictures of the river. … Continue reading