Sour Soup Siwawa (丝恋)

Huaguoyuan Mall Siwawa Guiyang Guizhou

Living in Guiyang, many foreigners go out of their way to find and cook foods from home. While comfort food is all well and good, you’ve got to be careful not to miss some of the city’s specialties, and sīwáwá is a fantastic introduction to Guiyang food. Sīwáwá (丝娃娃), or silk babies, are like little vegetarian tacos. Every sīwáwá restaurant provides diners with a stack of soft rice flour wrappers, trays of vegetables and tofu, and … 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