New Restaurant in Yangshuo – Ryleys

  Now this is something to get excited about!   Mick from Drifters and his lovely girlfriend, Riley, have opened a new restaurant on West Street opposite the Stone Rose.     The food is fantastic and the best Western food I have had for quite some time in Yangshuo.   The menu has a number of…

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Yangshuo Specialities – Beer Fish

  One of the most famous dishes in Yangshuo is Beer Fish (pijiu yu 啤酒鱼) and mustn’t be missed if you are into sampling the local cuisine.   Braised in beer, tomato, peppers, garlic, ginger and oyster sauce the dish is delightfully fragrant with the fish usually ending up deliciously tender pieces of flesh that…

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Yangshuo Specialities – Guilin Mifen

  A very popular local dish, “Mifen (米粉)” means rice noodles.   The noodles are quickly boiled and served with a few slivers of cooked pork either with or without soup/stock depending on the restaurant.   Various condiments and a basic “soup” or stock can be added according to your own taste.   Condiments usually include fried…

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Pure Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant, Yangshuo

  After spending a bit of time in Yangshuo you might notice that although there are many places to eat, often the dishes end up being quite similar.   One of my personal favorites is Pure Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant, next door to Magnolia Hotel in Diecui Road, Yangshuo.   Their menu is full of highlights…

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West Street – Avoiding the Tourist Masses in Yangshuo

  West Street is a tourist magnet.    Everyone who comes to Yangshuo visits at least once and travelers often hang out in the cafes and bars in and around West street.    It is also the prime place for shopping in town for all tourists.  The result of all this – people.   West Street is…

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Ribs in Yangshuo

I love the idea of restaurants who thoroughly experiment to perfect a dish prior to it being introduced to the permanent menu.   To be included as a taster or tester definitely has benefits.   So, the opportunity to bite into a slab of glistening, full sized ribs, disproportionately endowed with thick, juicy chunks of meat…

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