Wandong Farmers’ Market (万东农贸市场)

Guiyang Guizhou Wandong Farmers Market Vegetable Vendors

Wandong Farmers’ Market is a huge underground farmer’s market next to Hunter Mall. There are markets all over Guiyang, all of which have fresh produce from the surrounding countryside, but Wandong’s central location and sheer number of vendors makes it worth a visit any time you’re in the city center. The vegetables are cheap, fresh and plentiful. Most of the things sold at the market are easy to find in any district, but there are a … Continue reading

Sculpting in Time Café

Guiyang Guizhou Sculpting in Time Cafe inside

Sculpting in Time is another of Guiyang’s great little cafés, and it’s easy to find inside Hunter Mall downtown. With a nice menu of drinks and light foods, it’s a good café to sit at whether you’re meeting friends or planning your grocery list before heading downstairs to Carrefour. The café isn’t quite as smoky as some of Guiyang’s other cafés, due to its wide open storefront and a back door that’s left open on all … Continue reading

Rooftop Café

Guiyang Guizhou Rooftop Cafe roof

Rooftop Café is one of the Guiyang staple hangouts that you might never find if nobody tells you about it. The coffee is a bit pricy, but the ambiance is totally worth it, especially if you’ve lucky enough to have the day off on one of Guiyang’s rare sunny days.  The highlight of this two-story café on the roof of an apartment building is — without a doubt — the rooftop patio. It’s an unexpected … Continue reading

Nadu Malaxiangguo (拿渡)

Nadu Malaxiangguo Guiyang Guizhou

Malaxiangguo (麻辣香锅) is another excellent meal that’s easily found in Guiyang. My favorite place to get it is Nadu, which has a few locations in the city. Another easy-to-order meal, getting a big bowl of delicious fried veggies and meats is as simple as pointing to the ingredients you want, and waiting for it to arrive on your table. Though the mala (麻辣) part of the name refers to the dish’s typical numbing/spicy flavor, there’s … 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

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