*continued from Going Guilin, Day 2
Night falls, and we hunt for suitable place for dinner. Initial plan was to go to Yi Yuan Restaurant, which was recommended by Lonely Planet but the guys were rather lazy after a whole day of walking around, hence we just drop by Zheng Yang Pedestrian Street nearby our hostel for dinner. The crowd outside Guilinese Good Luck Restaurant seems promising, so we decided to give it a try.
Kelvan was rather adventurous and went ahead to order stir fried snails! It doesn’t look like escargot to me but I braved myself to taste it. Stir fried with red chillies and garlic, it was rather chewy with an unknown pungent smell at first bite and crispy tail (does snail have tail?). Calvin didn’t touch it at all. We couldn’t finish it in the end.
Can’t remember what duck is this (probably Pipa Duck). The skin was crackling crispy but a bit too skinny and not much meat to be enjoyed.
Perhaps the best dish of the night was the Black Bean Fish with Chillies. Deep fried fish tossed with black beans and chillies, at first glance, it looked like those canned black bean fish from China (except the fish is freshly cooked). A little salty on its own but goes well with rice.
The beancurd with jerky pork and chillies also not bad but we would certainly prefer the smooth, firm beancurd rather than the coarse, rubbery type that we had. We also had the Pork and Papaya soup which was very lardy (from long hours of boiling of the fatty pork, resulting a layer of whitish foam on top of the soup!). We didn’t finish that as well.
Guilinese Good Luck Restaurant
No. 10, Zhengyang Road, Guilin.
Phone: 0773-2829 542
Open daily: 11:30am-1am.
*Credit cards are not accepted.
*to be continued