19. Stinky Tofu (Chòudòufu 臭豆腐)
I was extremely excited to get my first tast of the legendary stinky
tofuwhile I was in Yangshuo. The fermentation of the tofu is how it
earned its “stinky” nickname.
The stinky tofu was deep fried and filled with a tasty vinegar and
garlic sauce. Each cube of stinky tofu was melt-in-your mouth and
Check out a video of eating stinky tofu here.
20. Sichuan Style Foo Jook Hot Pot (Ma La Tang)麻辣烫
On similar terms with the Chinese self cooked hot-pots is the street
food version of choosing your own sticks and letting the vendor boil
them in her fragrant soup.
These Chinese street food bowls that are originally influenced from the culinary wondrous region of Sichuan, are awesome!
21. Chinese Hamburger中式汉堡包（肉夹馍）
With a “No Good, No Pay” policy, there wasn’t much I could do to avoid
the sampling of something known as a the Chinese hamburger.
Though it was no ordinary hamburger, the chili marinated beef filled
with vegetables and noodles was quite a flavor packed treat!
22. Baozi (包子)
Popular throughout China and Asia, Baozi (包子), steamed bread dumplings are available as a breakfast food all over Yangshuo.
They can be filled with an assortment of fillings, but I really liked
them filled with egg and chives and the ones filled with transparent
23. Stir Fried Pumpkin炒南瓜
Before visiting China, I preferred to think of pumpkin as something that
should only be used as a dessert in things like pumpkin pie. In
Thailand pumpkin is used frequently in Thai desserts but also in stir
The best stir fried pumpkin I ate while in China was at the Chinese
Farmer’s Market restaurant and the dish included whole chunks of garlic
24. Leng Mian Cold Noodles (冷面)
Chinese lamian noodles are the famous hand pulled noodles of China. This
huge plate of hand pulled noodles served cool is known as Leng Mian. It
is more of a cool noodle salad, topped with beef tomatoes, cucumbers,
carrots and fresh dressing.
These noodles are most commonly eaten in and around Lanzhou, but they have spread their deliciousness throughout all of China.
25. Stir Fired Dao Xiao Mian Noodles (刀削麵)
If you’d prefer to eat a plate of stir fried noodles, Da Xiao Mian is a
choice option. These noodles are hand sliced with a knife right off a
big blob of noodle dough and land in a big pot of boiling water.
After they are finished cooking, the noodles are stir fried up with a few other tasty ingredients.
26. Candied Taro Bites (Ba Si Yu Tou 拔丝芋头)
There’s no better way to describe these bite sized pieces of sweet deep fried taro than utterly delicious.
Small pieces of taro are battered in something similar to caramel and
then deep fried. They arrive at your table piping hot – the caramel
They are so hot and sticky that you actually have to dip them into cold
water (bottom left) so you don’t leave caramel strings all over the
These are good, real good. – no surprise that Ba Si Yu Tou is a one of the very popular Chinese dishes!
27. Black Sesame Pudding (Zhi Ma Hu 芝麻糊)
Black sesame seeds are spectacular – they’ve got a truly admirable
flavor. This Chinese Zhi Ma Hu 芝麻糊 is made with black sesame seeds and a
number of other ingredients to turn it into a thick starchy sweet