We may have commented previously that Chinese food in Yangshuo is shit, but this is not always the case. Sometimes you can get decent BBQ.
But the issue in Yangshuo is not necessarily getting decent BBQ – there are a few places that do indeed do this – but in getting decent BBQ that you can pay for without going bankrupt in the process. If there’s one thing Yangshuo folk love, it’s charging ten dollars for a five-dollar product.
Luckily there’s one such place in Yangshuo where you can enjoy delicious grilled meat and veg without breaking the bank.
Chinese BBQ doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but it gets the job done. At our eatery (which we’ll call ‘Only BBQ joint worth a shit’ restaurant), they have your standard array of mutton, beef, broccoli, squid, chicken-wing, pork and weird-veggie-shit skewers. Pick out a few skewers, hand them to the cook and relax with a cold beer whilst he barbecues that shit up.
It’s street barbecue, Your Highness, so pull up a plastic garden chair and eat at a plastic garden table. It’s almost pretentious how they supply each table with napkins and chopsticks, frankly. All seating is outdoor, though thoughtfully covered during rainy periods.
As mentioned: surprisingly decent for Yangshuo. Expect to fill your belly, and throw in a few beers to boot, for around 40-50 RMB per person.
OBBQJWAS Restaurant can be found about halfway up Shen Shan road, known to the expat locals as ‘Hospital Road’ (no prizes for guessing why). It’s around half a mile up on the right and can be spotted by the grill and white garden tables and chairs on the pavement/sidewalk.
Not massively friendly, which is actually a good thing – the friendlier someone is in Yangshuo, the more likely they’ll gouge you for all you’re worth. The staff here are efficient and get your food to you in a timely manner.