Guizhou food. It's similar to Sichuan cuisine, but also incorporates local cooking traditions, including those of the many minority groups in the province. In general, it's just as la (spicy / 辣), but less ma (numbing / 麻). One of the best bowls of noodles I've had in Zunyi are the spicy chicken rice noodles, which are a specialty of a nearby village. The noodles (mipi, literally rice skin) are a soft and silky Chinese pasta. There's plenty of spice, the chicken is tender, and the sour cabbage topping makes for a perfectly balanced but intense flavor. Each bowl is served with a piping hot bowl of chicken broth, made each day and fresh as fresh can be.