Xilinge (喜麟阁) is one of Xiamen locals' favorite restaurants. With dishes ranging from 40-120 RMB, it's a reasonably priced choice. The savings management makes from the simple decor it reinvests in the food. The style at Xilinge is "Sifang Cai," meaning that there's no thick menu filled with photographs and trademark dishes. The chef is constantly experimenting with new dishes, using whatever ingredients are fresh and available in the markets. Just tell the owner what you're in the mood for ("chicken," "beef"), and he guarantees you'll be happy with what you're served. The owner spent decades as a businessman traveling up and down the coast of China and thus understands the tastes and needs of his customers. He also speaks limited English so foreign guests need not worry. No MSG.
Open 11:30-14:00, 17:30-22:00. 2 Donggang Road (Next to the International Cruise Center) 东港2号0101(国际邮轮中心旁)