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

Dahu Chongqing Hotpot (大虎老火锅)

Dahu Chongqing Hotpot (大虎老火锅) Chongqing hotpot is not for the faint of heart. Numbing Sichuan peppercorns and dried chilis swim in chili oil and beef tallow, coming together as a seriously spicy brew to cook your food in. It’s served hot — so hot that many places refuse to deliver because the oil will melt plastic.  If you’re going here, do yourself a favor: get at least medium-spicy. Having ordered the lower level of spice … Continue reading

Xishui Tofu Skin Hotpot (习水豆腐皮火锅)

Guiyang Guizhou Tofu Skin Hotpot Ingredients

Xishui Tofu Skin Hotpot (习水豆腐皮火锅) This restaurant is an old favorite. The basic broth is garlicky and full of lard, leading to a flavor that caused us to nickname the place “Garlic Butter Hotpot.” Every hotpot comes with an order of tofu skin already in it, and white rice, dipping sauce, and leafy greens on the side. For this each customer is charged 10 RMB , adding ingredients from the menu (and paying the corresponding prices … Continue reading

Sour Soup Hotpot (酸汤火锅)

Cooking Sour Soup Hotpot Guiyang Guizhou

This sour soup hotpot place is a favorite for a few reasons. First, it’s delicious. A perfect Guiyang sour soup, fresh veggies and a nice lajiao setup. Second, it’s convenient. Between Hunter Mall and the famous Old Kaili Sour Fish Hotpot restaurant, we end up there anytime we just want something fast and good. Finally, it’s cheap as all get-out! Every time we go here, we all stuff ourselves, making trip after trip to grab … Continue reading

Tufeng Bean Hotpot (土风豆米火锅)

Tufeng Bean Hotpot soup Qianling Donglu Guiyang Guizhou 2

Tufeng Bean Hotpot is a local Guiyang landmark that serves perfect hotpot all day and well into the evening. Bean hotpot is a Guiyang specialty, and Tufeng is absolutely the right place to go to get it. The  ambiance of the main restaurant is nice, but not particularly fancy. A wooden storefront, wooden tables and wood-paneled walls strive to make it look like a village restaurant, and the bright red uniforms of staff stand out … 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

Xishui Black Tofu Hotpot (习水黑豆花火锅)

Xishui Black Tofu Hotpot Guiyang Guizhou

This was only my second time visiting this gem. A friend who lives nearby recommended it, and after eating it once I couldn’t wait to go back. The menu is a simple checklist format for the soup base, meat, tofu and some vegetable selections. Walk to the back of the restaurant to grab your own green veggies — no need to order those.   ATE   We ordered a small pot that came with meatballs … Continue reading