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89 Nan Hou Jie, DongJieKou ShangQuan, Gulou Qu, Fuzhou Shi, Fujian Sheng, China, 350001
For a few yuan you can have a quick, cheap, yet satisfying hot snack. Yonghe Yuwan has several outlets around the city, and serves bowls of fresh fish balls in a clear broth. You can order individual bowls or have a combination of the shop's...
Lin Shi Yu Wan （ Long Tou Lu Er Dian ）, Siming Qu, Xiamen Shi, Fujian Sheng, China, 361005
Winters in Xiamen can get pretty chilly, so warm up with one of Zhang Sanfeng's silky and hot milkteas as you carry on exploring the island. This little cafe has Hong Kong–style milktea on the menu, as well as European-style options, too. Worth a...
Ren He Lu, Siming Qu, Xiamen Shi, Fujian Sheng, China, 361000
Xiamen has drawn much influence from its neighboring Taiwan. On this stretch of road, local foods from the famous Taiwanese night markets (Shilin in Taipei, Liuhe in Kaogsiung, and Fengjia in Taichung) can be found, making it a great stop when...
61 Hubin N Rd, Siming Qu, Xiamen Shi, Fujian Sheng, China, 361000
Take a chance and stroll down one of Xiamen's many food markets. You'll have a chance to experience an authentic taste of Xiamen cuisine. Here are some famous Xiamen dishes, along with their Chinese names and pinyin. Enjoy! Xiamen Glass Noodles...
China, Fujian, Xiamen Shi, Siming Qu, 蜂巢山路3号 邮政编码: 361005
On the backside of Nanputo Temple lies University Street. It is packed with interesting little shops. The young people of Xiamen buy their clothes here, in shops that are sometimes so narrow that you have to turn sideways. There are also a few...
China, Fujian, Xiamen Shi, Siming Qu, 定安路37-39号 邮政编码: 361001
Every city in China boasts a range of "local snacks," which are conveniently packaged in boxes for tourists to bring back home and distribute as gifts. Since Xiamen became the first mainland city to normalize trade relations with Taiwan, Xiamen's...
Zhong Shan Lu, ZhongShan Lu ShangQuan, Siming Qu, Xiamen Shi, Fujian Sheng, China, 361000
Every Chinese city these days has a "historic pedestrian shopping street," and Zhongshan Road (中山路) is Xiamen's. In its favor, it collection of historic buildings from Xiamen's colonial period combining Western architectural styles with seaside...
427 Siming S Rd, Siming Qu, Xiamen Shi, Fujian Sheng, China, 361001
Running for nearly five kilometers along an old right-of-way west of the railway station, the Railroad Culture Park is one of Xiamen's hidden secrets. This linear park is a fantastic example of urban planning and creative reuse, taking a remnant...
China, Fujian, Xiamen Shi, Siming Qu, Binglang Rd, 3号联谊广场 邮政编码: 361008
This popular American restaurant and bar has two locations in Xiamen. The Binglang Road location, overlooking Yundang Lake, caters more to the expat and professional crowd, while the Siming Road location is more a hangout for Chinese and exchange...
China, Fujian, Xiamen Shi, Huli Qu, Donggang Rd, 2号-101 邮政编码: 361000
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,"...
Bai Ma Nan Lu, TaiJiang ShangQuan, Taijiang Qu, Fuzhou Shi, Fujian Sheng, China
The Baima Lu Bar Street has all the choices you need for a night out on the town. Here, you'll find various establishments serving a selection of wine, cocktails, and draught beer, and offering everything from live music to sports broadcasts. Shao...
Hua Lin Si （ Hua Lin Lu ）, WuSi Lu ZhongYang ShangWu Qu, Gulou Qu, Fuzhou Shi, Fujian Sheng, China, 350003
Hualin (华林) means "flowery forest", so every city in China tends to have a Hualin Temple, Hualin Road, and so on. What makes this building unique is that it's the oldest wooden structure in all of South China. Originally a prominent community...
39 Jibi Rd, DongJieKou ShangQuan, Gulou Qu, Fuzhou Shi, Fujian Sheng, China, 350001
No visit to Fuzhou is complete without trying its most famous dish—Buddha Jumps Over the Wall. It's actually a traditional dish made of duck, chicken, pork, and seafood simmered in a Shaoxing wine jar with 20 other ingredients. The story goes that...
Zhong Li Qi Che Zhuang Huang （ Gong Ye Lu ）, LiMing ShangQuan, Taijiang Qu, Fuzhou Shi, Fujian Sheng, China, 350001
I was researching a good barbecue restaurant for a cold, winter night in Fuzhou. I found "Passion Burning Barbecue Lobster City." The reviews were only in Chinese, and my translation app described it as "do very delicious lobster, grilled squid...
22 Zhongshan Rd Pedestrian St, Siming Qu, Xiamen Shi, Fujian Sheng, China, 361005
Ask any Xiamen local what the best food is in town, and they won't name any five-star restaurants. Instead, they'll point you to the city's cheap eateries. They can be found all across the city, are usually buzzing after dark, and they serve up...
Ken Si Qing Shao Er Ying Yu, TaiJiang ShangQuan, Taijiang Qu, Fuzhou Shi, Fujian Sheng, China, 350001
If I could pick one necessary life skill to learn, hand-pulling Chinese noodles would be it. "Hand pulled" is a bit of a misnomer—or an understatement. A big wad of dough is stretched and whipped around the entire kitchen until it magically...
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