Qiandongnan Dining

Qian cuisine tastes numb and spicy, which are the two indispensable elements of Guizhou food. Numb refers to the seasoning made from several spices and the spicy is mainly made from red pepper. Besides, Guizhou cuisine can also be sour and spicy, and sour soup fish is the typical representative. The same is true in southeast Guizhou(Qiandongnan). As a result, the local people have created a unique production processing of spicy and sour food, and these delicious dishes have been accepted and welcomed by more and more people.

What to Eat in Qiandongnan

Sour Soup Fish

Sour soup fish is a kind of delicious food loved by people of various ethnic groups in Miao area. It is famous for its features of freshness, tenderness, fragrance and beauty. The sour soup of Miao people have fermented chili sour, tomato sour and rice soup sour and so on. When eating, you should dip in salt, pepper, Chinese prickly ash, wood ginger, onion, garlic and other mixed chili water or stir these ingredients with fish. The soup of sour soup fish is sour and spicy, delicious and tasty. People usually drink two bowls of sour soup before eating fish.

The Beef Rice Noodle(牛肉粉)

Beef rice noodle is popular all over Guizhou. People eat it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Beef rice noodle is actually the rice noodles with a few pieces of beef, the soup is the key to the rice noodle, stewed soup needs a variety of raw materials and seasonings. According to personal preference, you can add chili, pickled cabbage, etc., when eating. You can eat it at street stalls or in restaurants.

Sticky Rice(糯米饭)

Sticky rice is one of the staple food for Miao people. The ingredient of "colorful rice", an important food of famous sister's meal festival in Taijiang, is glutinous rice. For Miao people, glutinous rice is also a kind of precious gift, when festival and important things, they will use the glutinous rice to make glutinous rice cake(Ci Ba in Chinese), Zongba(粽粑) and other sticky rice snacks. 

Niu Yang Bie(牛羊瘪)

Bie(瘪) is a special food of Dong minority. It is a mixture of undigested grass liquid and gastric juice in the stomachs of cattle, sheep and other animals, tasting a bit bitter. And it is used when cooking beef and mutton. Niu(cattle) Yang(sheep) Bie is common in Rongjiang and Liping. Tourists can give it a try, but if you have a taboo, tell the chef before ordering. 

Where to Eat in Qiandongnan

Popular food in Qiandongnan can be eaten at street stalls and in restaurants. Besides, there are also many restaurants in city center and county seat, as well as around the scenic spots. 

1. Liang Huang Zhai(亮欢寨)
Address: No.98, Huancheng West Road, Chengxi Subdistrict, Kaili City, Qiandongnan黔东南苗族侗族自治州凯里市城西街道环城西路98号
Tel: 0855-8601020 0855-8603156

2. Tong Zhai Lou(侗寨楼)
Address: Ethnic Trade Street, Yingbin Avenue, Kaili City, Qiandongnan黔东南苗族侗族自治州凯里市迎宾大道民族商贸街
Tel: 0855-8365788

3. Gucheng Red Sour Soup(古城红酸汤)
Address: County Road 306, Zhenyuan County, Qiandongnan黔东南苗族侗族自治州镇远县306省道
Tel: 0855-5722268/15086213409

4. Anong Miao's Long Table Banquet(啊浓苗寨长桌宴)
Address: Youfang Street, Leishan County, Qiandongnan黔东南苗族侗族自治州雷山县游方街

5. Xijiang Hou Jia Zhuang(西江侯家庄)
Address: Beijing Xijiang Museum, Leishan County, Qiandongnan黔东南苗族侗族自治州雷山县西江博物馆背后
Tel: 0855-3348297

6. Yuanjia Bean Curd(袁家豆腐脑)
Address: Fuxing Lane, Zhenyuan County, Qiandongnan黔东南苗族侗族自治州镇远县复兴巷
Tel: 13885541100/18984604751

7. Xijiang Miao Restaurant(西江苗寨人家全景餐厅)
Address: Neinangui Village, Leishan County, Qiandongnan黔东南苗族侗族自治州雷山县内南贵村
Tel: 0855-3348688/18212337355

8. Pangma Miao Long Table Banquet(胖妈苗家长桌宴接待处)
Address: Youfang Street, Leishan County, Qiandongnan黔东南苗族侗族自治州雷山县游方街
Tel: 0855-3333288

9. Panjia Spicy Chicken(潘家辣子鸡)
Address: No.8, Fuxi Road, Kaili City, Qiandongnan黔东南苗族侗族自治州凯里市府西路8号
Tel: 0855-8061331

10. Kaili Beef Rice Noodle(凯里原汤牛肉粉)
Address: Rongjiang County, Qiandongnan黔东南苗族侗族自治州榕江县
Tel: 15692759436

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