Come to Guilin, what to eat will not be a question any more, Guilin rice noodle, Yangshuo beer fish, and Lipu taro looped meat will surely make you love the place.
Guilin Rice Noodle
If you ask what the favorite food for local people is, the answer is probably Guilin rice noodle. Guilin rice noodle is reputed as one of the four treasures in Guilin, together with Guilin Sanhua wine, Guilin chili source, and Guilin fermented bean curd. You can choose from round rice noodle and flat rice noodle. Normally round rice noodle is more delicious to eat without soup while the flat one tastes better with soup.
There are various materials can be added to flavor rice noodle, including fried peanuts and soybeans, pieces of beef, horse meat and pork, depending on your own flavor. You can also add a little chili if you like spicy.
Lipu Taro Looped Meat
Lipu taro looped meat is made of the best taro picked up in Lipu County (104 km south of Guilin). The dish is a famous traditional dish of Guilin. It is always served in a traditional Guilin banquet during the festivals and normal occasions such as weddings. Lipu taro looped meat is so popular among this area because of the seasonal materials. Besides the selected taro and streaky pork, various materials include red pepper, garlic, Guilin fermented bean curd, wine, honey are put together to cook the alluring cuisine.
When traveling to Yangshuo, never miss to enjoy the beer fish, one of the most famous local dishes. It is also an important part of the very local eating culture. People who eat beer fish first time must be amazed by the crispy fish skin with delicious sauce, and local Yangshuo people like to say “you don’t know how delicious it is until you enjoy it”. The unique taste attracts thousands of tourists. All of them give good words to this dish and immediately recommend to their friends.
Guilin Sticky Rice Cake
Guilin sticky rice cake, also named Guilin watering sticky rice cake is a popular specialty in Guilin. There are fine bean mashes, lotus paste, sesame osmanthus flower sugar or other food filled inside the sticky rice cake. The cake looks pure white, tastes fine and chewy. If the cakes are just done with some white sugar or bean powder on them, they would be more delicious.