Tasting the foods from all over the world is the most exciting thing on your journey. As one of the popular destination in China, Guilin is a beautiful city with a cuisine of its own. As it is next to the beautiful Li River, fish is a large part of people's diets. Guilin rice noodles are famous throughout China. A visit to Guilin just isn't complete without sampling some of Guilin cuisine. Duck wrapped in lotus leaf also can be found in most of the restaurants in Guilin.
Guilin cuisine is a combination of Cantonese, Hunan and Sichuan dishes with flavors. However, it is different from Sichuan cuisine and Beijing cuisine. Sichuan cuisine has flavors, particularly the pungency and spiciness resulting from liberal use of ingredients such as garlic and chili peppers, as well as the unique flavor of the Sichuan peppercorn. For the Beijing cuisine, the northern methods of cooking include barbecuing, deep-boiling, roasting, smoking and braising. Local products are used to make many varieties of gourmet dishes. Guilin Rice Noodles and Duck wrapped in lotus leaf which are all famous Guilin cuisine, which can be found here, arousing your appetite as soon as you see them.
With a long history which can be dated back to the Qin Dynasty, Guilin Rice Noodles is the staple diet of the local people. Legend has it that when Qin troops were suffering from diarrhea, they entered this region, a cook created the Guilin rice noodles for the army because they had trouble eating the local food. It can be found in most of restaurants in Guilin. If you are interested, join the 9 Day Guilin and Guizhou Minority Highlights Tour. The main feature of Guilin Rice Noodles is its sauce which is made from more than 36 Chinese medicinal and special herbs. The Guilin Rice Noodles is pliable but strong, fragrant and mellow. The Guilin Rice Noodles is made from oil and rice flower. The noodles are cooked in broth and served in a bowl of soup made from pork, beef, garlic, peanuts, peppers and radish. You can add the peppers according to your taste. If you do not like spicy food, then you can leave out the pepper.
Duck wrapped in lotus leaf is a traditional nutritious dish in Guilin cuisine. The unique fragrance of the lotus leaf permeates, making this dish especially delicious. You may be interested to know how it is prepared. Firstly, the bare duck is fried until it becomes yellow in color. The diced meats and vegetables are then stir fried with the spices for while and then stuff all the ingredients into the duck's belly, wrap it with lotus leaves and steam the duck until it is well done.
Guilin is not only widely regarded as the most beautiful place under heaven, but is also a world of delicacies. Being one of the most picturesque cities in China, you can find many good restaurants in Guilin. The following restaurants can recommended for you: Guilinese Good Luck Restaurant, Taste Made Restaurant and Jinlong Zhai Restaurant.