is famous for its exotic dishes and the sight of dogs,
birds, turtles, snakes and other weird and wonderful
animals in their cages is not unusual here! Don't be
afraid though, if you are not feeling especially brave,
there are plenty of tasty options for those who prefer
their food to be dead before it arrives at the table!.
Guilin cuisine is also typified by
its sweetness and delicate use of spice and chili.
Bamboo leaves stuffed with sweet rice are a great
Guilin snack available all over the city and also
in some of the restaurants. The city also has
some fine upmarket restaurants where you can sample
typical local dishes. The Guilin Hotel Restaurant
has a nice environment to sample some of this
food and the Chicken Balls with chestnut are especially
If you fancy a break from Chinese
food there are also some fantastic options available
here. The Empire Garden Hotel Restaurant has a
fabulous Japanese and French restaurant where
you can sample good food amidst an elegant environment.
The little town of Yangshuo also has some surprisingly
good western style restaurants where you can sit
back and relax in peaceful and friendly surroundings.