Guilin Dining

Guilin, as a world-famous scenic city, has the reputation"Guilin's scenery is best among all under heaven". Of course, Guilin's cuisine is not inferior. Do you dare say that you have not eaten Guilin rice noodles? However, Guilin's food is not only rice noodles, but also a lot! Today China Dragon Tours will introduce the special delicious food of Guilin!

What to Eat in Guilin

1. Guilin Rice Noodles(桂林米粉)

Guilin Rice Noodles is a traditional snack in Guilin, Guangxi with a long history, famous for its unique flavor. Guilin Rice Noodles are pliable but strong, fragrant and mellow. Guilin rice noodles can probably be found within 100m of any town or city area. The ice noodles are characterized by white, tender, soft, smooth, tasty and refreshing. Its eating methods are diverse. Rice noodles, gravy, fried peanuts or soybeans, chopped scallions, thin slices of different kinds of meat are added at the food counter by the Mifen (rice noodles) chef for various versions of this renowned and tasty dish.

2. Lotus Leaf Braised Duck(荷叶鸭)

The lotus leaf braised duck in Guilin is a traditional nourishing dish. It is nutritious and delicious. It is a meaty, fragrant, fried steamed dish. The green lotus leaves grown in the lotus pond of the suburbs of Guilin are wrapped the ducks to make the famous dish, which is delicious and has a distinctive flavour.

3. Yangshuo Beer Fish(阳朔啤酒鱼)

Yangshuo Beer Fish, a famous local speciality of Yangshuo, has spicy and delicious meat without any fishy smell and is very appetizing.  It is selected from the big fresh carps in the Li River and is firstly fried with tea oil and then braised with superior beer produced in Guilin. The unique crispy fresh flavor makes people fall in love with it.

4. Lipu Steamed Pork(荔浦扣肉)

Lipu Steamed Pork is a famous traditional dish of Guilin. This dish, which is popular at weddings and other celebrations, gets its name from Lipu. The color of the dish is golden, and the taro slices and pork slices are soft and tasty, oily but not greasy, and full of fragrance. It has the function of moisturizing skin. The main ingredients are the authentic Guilin Lipu Taro, the streaky pork with porkskin and the Guilin bean curd. The cooking is mainly steamed with sweet and salty taste.

5. Guilin Sponge Cake(桂林松糕)

Guilin sponge cake is a Guilin snack made from glutinous rice, brown sugar water and other raw materials. The sticky rice and polished round-grained rice are needed to grind into powder and mixed with some brown sugar water. They are soft and delicious, with a kind of pleasant fragrance.

6. Nun Vegetarian Noodles(尼姑素面)

Nun Vegetarian Noodles and Guilin Rice Noodles are one of the local snacks in Guilin, Guangxi. Guilin's Nun Vegetarian Noodles have a long history. It is said that 100 years ago, there was a nun in the Yinzhen Mountain of Yueya Mountain, who could make the delicious vegetarian noodles. As time passes, the descendants called it Nun vegetarian noodles. The main ingredients are soybean sprouts, straw mushroom, winter bamboo shoots, etc. are prepared and fried. If you add the straw mushroom, ham, gluten and other vegetarian dishes, sprinkle with sesame oil, fried peanuts, pepper and other crispy ingredients on the noodles, the taste will be more delicious, sweet and fragrant.

7. Bean Mash Glutinous Rice(豆蓉糯米饭)

Steam the high-quality sticky rice, make rice balls, stuff with sweet bean paste, stir-fried sesame, chopped green onion, oil. Now there are salty glutinous rice stuffed with sausages, boiled beef, etc. It is the common breakfast snacks for Guilin people.

8. Lingchuan Dog Meat(灵川狗肉)

Also known as the diyang(地羊), is the traditional snack of Guilin. Its eating methods are also diverse. Lingchuan dog meat has the reputation of “the world's first delicious food”. The dog meat is delicious and nutritious. It has some functions, such as enriching yin and tonifying kidney.It is best to eat dog meat from the beginning of autumn to the end of spring.

Of course, Guilin's food is definitely more than that we introduced. If you want to know more, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Where to Eat in Guilin

For your reference, the following are the restaurants rated most popular by the locals:

Guixing Restaurant(桂响饭店)

Add: No. 19 Cuizhu Road(翠竹路19号)
Tel: (0773)2151333
Style: Guilin Cuisine

Jingui Restaurant(锦桂饭店)

Add: No. 15 Zhishan Road, Xiangshan District, Guilin(桂林市象山区雉山路15号)
Style: Chinese cuisine

Guilin Restaurant(桂林饭店)

Add: No. 70 South Zhongshan Road, Xiangshan District, Guilin(桂林市象山区中山南路70号)
Style: Guilin Cuisine