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Guilin Dining

If those incredible natural scenery are for the feast of eyes, the fantastic Guilin food is for the satisfaction of taste and stomach. With the large varieties of dishes and snacks, and numerous restaurants, tourists will find an eater’s paradise in Guilin.

As a combination of Cantonese and Hunan Cuisine, Guilin food is mostly spicy and hot. Featured Guilin food like Guilin Rice Noodles, Duck Stewed with Ginkgo Seeds, Lipu Taro Pork, Stewed Clams and Chicken, Lohan Boiled Chicken, and Fried chicken with Water Chestnut are those must-try dishes when travel to Guilin.

Featured Guilin Cuisine

Guilin Rice Noodles
Guilin Rice Noodles have become popular across the country. It is the favorite food among the locals, is cheap, and delicious. The noodles are made through grinding high quality rice. Cooked rice noodles are pure white, tender, smooth and refreshing. These are always served "wet" in fragrant pork or beef flavored soup. All kinds of seasonings and extra ingredients can be added depending on your taste.

Guilin Escargot
Guilin Escargot is made from a type of snails living in countryside fields. This sort of snail is large and rich in meat. They are boiled with a special Chili Sauce, Sanhua alcohol, shallot and ginger. After that, they are stir-fried with all sorts of condiments and ingredients. With a slightly spicy and vinegar tang, they are zesty and appetizing. It takes a special skill to get the meat out of the shell, but is not very difficult to learn if you want a fun, memorable experience to share with your friends back home.

Yanshuo Beer Fish
Yangshuo features a number of hybrid dishes combining Western and Chinese cooking styles. Fish cooked with beer is one representative example. The grass carp from the Li River is fried with its scales and then stewed along with beer and several seasonings such as chili, garlic, onions, celery, and tomatoes. The fish tastes fresh and tender with a sweet/sour flavor.

Luohan Boiled Chicken
This traditional food is a black chicken, known for its positive health benefits for women. Medical herbs like Lohanguo, astragalus, and codeonopsis pilosula are added. The special chicken, traditional Chinese herbs, and special steaming method combine to create a dish full of nutritional value.

Duck Stewed with Ginkgo Seed
This is one of the best dishes here. It appears on family dinner tables often. The duck and ginkgo seeds relieve inflammation, making it not only a tasty dish, but a healthy dish as well.