What to Eat in Guilin

13,2009 Editor:| Resource:AT0086.com

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In China, Guilin is not only regarded as one of the most picturesque cities, nut also taken as a city with special local cuisine. The rice noodles are famous throughout China. In a word, a visit to Guilin just isn't complete without sampling some of the local food.
Guilin Rice Noodles
The noodles of Guilin are famous throughout China and can be found in places such as Shanghai and Hong Kong. The rice noodles are made from oil and rice flower. It is a staple of Guilin people's diet and is a wonderful and cheap dish. During meal times the many small rice noodle restaurants are always packed with diners.
Yangshuo Beer Fish
Yangshuo Beer Fish is Yangshuo's most famous dish. The fresh fish is fried in a wok along with beer, hot and green peppers, garlic, onions, celery, tomatoes, soy, and sugar. Visitors are amazed at how delicious the fish's skin is and how fresh and tender the meat is. Eating Yangshuo's beer fish will be an unforgettable culinary experience.
Griddle Cooked Beef Steak
Girdle Cooked Beef Steak (Niupai ganguo) is one of Guilin's most well known local dishes. This kind of beef steak is cooked with different seasonings, such as chili, cassia bark, and fennel. The griddle cooked beef steak tastes spicy, and its flavor is unique. It is very different from that of a Western steak. This delicious dish can be found at most hot pot restaurants in Guilin and Yangshuo.
Lipu Taro Looped Meat
Lipu Taro Looped Meat is a famous traditional dish served in the traditional Guilin banquets. This dish is made of taro from Lipu County (104 km south of Guilin) combined with streaky pork, red pepper, garlic spread, Guilin fermented bean curd, wine, honey and many other seasonings. The taro's flavor and the pork's freshness blend perfectly to create a wonderful dish.
Sponge Cake
It is a traditional snack in Guilin. They are usually eaten at happy events to show the wish and the blessing for a happy life. The main material of the sponge cake is sticky rice and polished japonica rice.
Oil-tea is the flavor of Guilin. Every county of Guilin has the habit of drinking oil-tea. The most famous one is Gongcheng oil-tea.
Gingko stewed with Old Duck
This is one of the most famous and popular dishes in Guilin and it appear on family dinner tables often. The most important ingredients are old duck and baiguo (Gingko) which is famous Chinese medicine. Stewing makes the final soup tasty and nutritious.
Fructus momordicae, called Luohanguo in Chinese, is primarily grown in southern China's Guangxi Province. The sweet compound from Luohanguo is about 250 times sweeter than cane sugar and is extremely low in calories.
The dried fruit may be bought in almost all the Guilin markets. The outer surface of the dried fruit is round and smooth, dusty yellow-brown or dusty green-brown. The entire fruit, including the seeds, have a nice sweet flavor. Luohanguo is best steeped in tea.

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