Qian (Guizhou) cuisine is one of the main cuisines in China. More than 250 popular dishes, mostly spicy and hot well present its diversity and complexity.
Dishes of Qian cuisine are not only spicy and hot but also tasty and delicious. With bright color and beautiful shapes, Qian cuisine are also regarded as the fine art work for appreciation. You can taste every Qian-flavored dish in Guiyang City.
Some of the famous local food and snacks are as follows:
Originated in Bijie County, Guizhou Province, Bijie dumpling is a popular local flavor with a history of 50 years. The white and fine flour is made of top-grade glutinous rice. The dumpling is made up of ham, sesame, peanut, rock candy, lard, etc. Characterized by small size, thin skin with much stuffing, it tastes soft, fragrant and delicious.
Siwawa (Silk Doll)
It gets its name because various kinds of "Shreds" are wrapped up like newborn infants in thin rice-flour pancakes. Put a handful of shreds of vegetables like kelp, radish, bean sprouts, cucumber, Zhe ergen (Houtturynia), fried soybeans and pasted chili in it. Then roll up the cake and put in some sour and hot sauce. Putting the roll into the mouth, you will find it a little bit hot, crisp, sour, tasty and refreshing.
Love Bean Curd
As one of the popular snacks in Guiyang, love bean curd is a small piece of bean curd roasted on an oiled iron sheet or wire mesh over chaff fire. When roasted to be brownish, oily and swollen, it is cut open and stuffed with the sauce of hot pepper, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, monosodium glutamate, chopped green scallion, mashed garlic and ginger. When eating it hot, you will find it very spicy, tender, tasty and delectable.
The snack night market on Hequn Road is very popular. There you can eat a lot of hygienic Guizhou special local snacks at reasonable prices, like barbecue, terrine noodles, Siwawa and fried field snails, etc. By the way, don't forget to eat the tasty Huaxi Wang beef noodles.
Siheyuan restaurant,featuring big, red Lanterns and brick-and-timberwork rural houses with tile roofs, offers real-flavor Guizhou dishes as well as first-class service to the customers at home and aboard.
Add: 79 West Qianling Road, Guiyang City, Guizhou Province
Tel: (0851) 6825419
Fumanlou restaurant is located in Maotai Mansion on the bustling Cinanmen Road in Guiyang City. The restaurant enjoys an easy transportation, with less than 1 kilometer to the railway station and the stations of No. 5, 6, 7, 23, 64 and 82 buses right in front.
Add: Maotai Mansion, Cinanmen Road, Guiyang City, Guizhou Province
Tel: (0851) 5954999, 5954666
Zongjiang Laochuancai restaurant is located in Meitan Mansion on the Beijing Road in Guiyang City. Decorated uniquely and luxuriously, the restaurant offers real-flavor Sichuan-Chongqing dishes, especially Chongqing fire pot (chafing dish) as well as other famous dishes to cater to different tastes.
Add: Meitan Mansion, 202 Beijing Road, Guiyang City, Guizhou Province
Tel: (0851) 6818028, 6871849
Decorated in a strong northeast Chinese rural flavor, Dazhaimen restaurant offers dishes of Chuan (Sichuan), Qian (Guizhou) and Yue (Cantonese) cuisines to all guests. The restaurant can be reached by No. 72, 81, 84, 95 and 108 buses.
Add: 10 Xinhua Road, Guiyang City, Guizhou Province
Tel: (0851) 5504061