Guiyang Snack Guide: Fried Rice

Guiyang Bites Guizhou Guide to Chaofan Stand

Guiyang Snack Guide: Fried Rice Fried rice, or chǎofàn (炒饭), stands line the streets of Guiyang from early evening on through the night. Their colorful arrays of sliced veggies are eye-catching and easy to order. To identify whether a street vendor sells fried rice, look for a wok. If they have a wok, chances are they do fried rice. Many places also have a grid of boxes or baskets filled with finely sliced vegetables. These ones … Continue reading

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

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

Chicken Lady

Chicken Lady cooked chicken closeup Qianling Donglu Guiyang Guizhou

This stall has a name, but I’ve never heard anybody refer to this place as anything but Chicken Lady. In the evenings, after a few beers and long after dinner, you can hear expats start to say: “Chicken lady?” “Chicken lady.” Thus starts a mass exodus from whatever place people have gathered that night. The chicken lady comes out as the sun goes down and disappears before it rises. This makes her a popular choice … Continue reading

Jianbing (煎饼)

Guiyang Guizhou Snacks Jianbing Wrap

Spring is here, which means it’s time to get out of the house, out of stuffy restaurants, and onto the street. Jianbing is a Shandong province specialty, one that you’d see on every street corner in Shandong and is popular across the northern part of China. In Guiyang, it’s much less common, but can still be found if you know where to look. It’s easy to order, as well. Just show the cook one finger … Continue reading