…is simply one of the word’s most widely enjoyed and most influential cuisines.
Throughout my stay in Yangshuo, China, I was able to sample quite a few dishes – many of them were mouthwatering delicious!
Here are 27 Popular Chinese Dishes!
1. Yangshuo Beer Fish (Pijiu Yu 啤酒鱼)
At first I found it hard to believe that “beer fish” is one of the most
iconic dishes served in Yangshuo, China (it just doesn’t sounds too
Normally the dish is made with an entire fresh water river fish chopped
up into chunks and simmered in a sauce filled with tomatoes, chili
peppers, onions, and a splash of beer to liven-up the sauce.
Beer fish is one of the most popular Chinese dishes to enjoy in Yangshuo!
2. Taro Pork and Fat Roll (Lipu Taro Looped Roll 荔浦芋头扣肉)
Another famous dish in Guilin and Yangshuo is the lip-licking Lipu Taro Roll 荔浦芋头扣肉.
The meat-loaf looking blob is a combination of alternating slices of
fatty pork belly and soft mashed taro. The thick brown sweet peppery
gravy glazes the ingredients and it’s absolutely.
3. Stir Fried Eggplant in Chili Sauce (Shao Qie Zi 烧茄子)
I have a very soft spot in my heart for eggplant.
In my opinion it’s a wonder vegetable that can be cooked in almost
anyway to taste delightful. From Egyptian street food to Sri Lankan
food, eggplant is made deliciously across the globe! This is one of the
dishes I learned to took at the Chinese cooking school.
4. Pork Stuffed Tofu猪肉豆腐酿
Deep fried little balls of soft tofu are emptied out and stuffed with a
mixture of minced pork, green onions and oyster sauce. They are steamed
until they become perfect little pork balls – perfect with a bowl of
5. Tomato and Egg over Noodles番茄蛋面
The combination of stir fried tomato and egg was never so appealing
until I visited China. It is popular in Guangxi province, China, as a
solo dish, or over the top of rice or noodles.
6. Tomato and Egg Noodle Soup西红柿鸡蛋面汤
Tomato and egg is equally as delicious, if not more tasty, in noodle
soup. This particular bowl from Gan’s Noodles in Yanghsuo, was
7. Bitter Melon and Egg
Along with tomato and egg, bitter melon and egg is another one of the
popular Chinese dishes to eat in Yangshuo. It goes so well with a fresh
bowl of rice and a scoop of Guilin chili sauce!
8. Stuffed Li River Snails (阳朔酿田螺)
Many Chinese tourists head straight for the stuffed Li River Snails –
one of Yangshuo’s popular speciality dishes. There is actually very
little snail meat and most of the shell is filled up with minced pork
These little guys go down great with a few cups of Chinese tea!
9. Little Fried Li River Shrimp油炸小河虾
Along with the stuffed snails that come from the Li River are the deep
fried bite-sized Li River Shrimp. I think they are the same variety of
shrimp that are used in Thai dancing shrimp, but these guys are stir
fried up with a little rice wine, some salt and pepper.