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Perfect winter snack: Guiyang rice noodle

Updated: April 3, 2023

Rice noodles are one of the most popular breakfasts in Guiyang, capital of Southwest China's Guizhou province. They come in different shapes and are served with a variety of sides. They are especially suitable for breakfast on a cold winter morning. Let's take a look!

Beef rice noodles feature beef cut into chunks, slices, tendons, briskets and offal. [Photo/ddcpc website]

Beef rice noodles

The soup of beef rice noodles is cooked with various traditional Chinese medicines and cattle bones. The rice noodles also have beef chunks, slices, tendons, briskets and offal, with a splash of tallow, coriander, garlic, pickled cabbage and chopped green onions.

Various types of mutton rice noodles can be found in Guiyang. [Photo/ddcpc website]

Mutton rice noodles

There are various styles of mutton rice noodles in Guiyang, such as Zunyi mutton rice noodles featuring baked chili pepper powder, Shuicheng mutton rice noodles featuring fried chili pepper sauce, Xingyi mutton rice noodles featuring a secret sauce, and Jinsha mutton rice noodles featuring clear and tasty soup.

Hot casserole rice noodles

The rice noodles are cooked in casseroles with spicy and sour soup, pig liver, sliced pork, quail eggs, cabbage and ham sausages. They are served with a dish of fried chili pepper sauce, baked chili pepper powder, and fried soybeans.

Cuishao and ruanshao rice noodles

This kind of rice noodles is covered with cuishao, which means crisp pork chunks, or ruanshao, which means chewy pork chunks.

Spicy chicken rice noodles taste spicy, soft and sour. [Photo/ddcpc website]

Spicy chicken rice noodles

Different from those made in Sichuan and Chongqing, Guiyang's spicy chicken is cooked with mashed chili peppers, which makes the dish softer and moister, making it quite suitable to serve with Guiyang's famous sour rice noodles.

Minced pork rice noodles

This kind of rice noodles is made of sour rice noodles covered with fat and thin minced pork, sliced green onions, crisp soybeans and peanuts, as well as a splash of fried chili pepper sauce.