The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, and where the Good Lord gave Yangshuo beautiful scenery and the least honest people in China, he thus evened it up by giving crap overpriced food. The most famous dish is “beer fish”, a thoroughly flavourless fish cooked in (no prizes) beer sold at inflated prices throughout the town. A good rule of thumb for Yangshuo is that if there’s a guy trying to get you into the restaurant, he’s also planning to rip you off.

Previously there was great Western food from Echo Café, Minority Café, and most recently the Brew, but all of these have been forced to close due to the extremely successful strangulation policy of the genuinely inept local government. Here’s our take on the few palatable destinations left.

Yangshuo Restaurants