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Where Do You Go for Most Authentic Food in China?

We all love food. In China, there's a saying that literally means "eating comes first." The sheer choice of different cuisines here can be overwhelming. But there's one destination you can't miss - the food streets. That's where you can get a great feast with a low budget. The mild threat of food poisoning is more than worth it for the amazing flavors.

1.    Ghost Street' /簋街/guǐ jiē – Beijing

More than 100 restaurants and most of them open all night

Location: 

Inner Dongzhimen Street, Dongcheng District/东城区东直门内大街/Dōng chéng qū dōng zhí mén nèi dà jiē

Recommended dishes:

Plum juice/酸梅汤/suān méi tāng

Roast beef in a pot/罐焖牛肉/guàn mèn niú ròu

2.    City God Temple (城隍庙chéng huáng miào )Shanghai

Location:

249 Fangbin Middle Road, Huangpu District/黄浦区方滨中路249号/Huáng pǔ qū fāng bīn zhōng lù 249 hào

Recommended dishes:

Shanghai steamed dumplings/上海小笼包/shàng hǎi xiǎo lóng bāo

3.    Muslim Street (回民街 huí mín jiē )  Xi'an

The hub of the Muslim community in Xi'an with many ancient mosques

Location:

Bell and Drum Tower Square, Beilin District/西安市碑林区钟鼓楼广场鼓楼城门内以北/ Xī‘ān shì bēi lín qū zhōng gǔ lóu guǎng chǎng gǔ lóu chéng mén nèi yǐ běi

Recommended dishes:

Crumbled unleavened bread in mutton stew/羊肉泡馍/yáng ròu pào mó

cold noodles/凉皮/liáng pí

Chinese humburger/肉夹馍/ròu jiá mó

Jiasan steamed buns stuffed with juicy beef or mutton/贾三灌汤包/ jiǎ sān guàn tāng bāo

Pingwa baked meats/平娃烤肉/ píng wá kǎo ròu

4.    Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street 上下九步行街(shàng xià jiǔ bù xíng jiē )  — Guangzhou Cantonese Cuisine

Famous for authentic dim sum

The morning tea and lunches are popular.

Location:

On the junction of Shangjiu Road and Xiajiu Road, Liwan District/上九路和下九路交汇处/shàng jiǔ lù hé xià jiǔ lù jiāo huì chù )

Recommended dishes:

steamed vermicelli roll/肠粉/cháng fěn

pumpkin dumplings /南瓜饺/nán guā jiǎo

 stewed milk beancurd/双皮奶/shuāng pí nǎi

tingzai porridge/艇仔粥/tǐng zǎi zhōu

5Hefang Street (河坊街hé fāng jiē)Hangzhou Zhe Cuisine 

A symbol of ancient Hangzhou

Chinese crafts and local snacks

(Photo from:www.llzg.cn)

Location:

at the east end of the pedestrian street next to Wu Mountain/吴山/wú shān

Recommended dishes:

dingsheng cake/定胜糕/dìng shèng gāo

stinky tofu/臭豆腐/chòu dòu fǔ

shortcake /油酥饼/yóu sū bǐng

mutton sumai/羊肉烧麦/yáng ròu shāo mài

their local lotus root starch/西湖藕粉/xī hú ǒu fěn

6Jinli Ancient Street (锦里古街 jǐn lǐ gǔ jiē ) Chengdu Chuan(Szechuan) Cuisine

One of the busiest commercial streets during the Shu Kingdom (221–263) known as 'First Street of the Shu Kingdom'

Permeated with traditional Chinese-style teahouses, inns, opera stages, artworks, hotels, restaurants, bars, and cafés

Shows:

Chuan Opera performances, shadow puppetry shows, and hand puppet shows

Location:

231-1 Wuhouci Street, to the east of Wuhou Memorial Temple/武侯区武侯祠大街231号/wǔ hóu qū wǔ hóu cí dà jiē 231hào

Recommended dishes:

San Da Pao/三大炮/sān dà pào

sticky rice balls/汤圆/tāng yuán

Meat Dumplings in Spicy Sauce/红油抄手/hóng yóu chāo shǒu

hotpot/火锅/huǒ guō

dandan spicy noodles/担担面/dān dān miàn

yeerba/叶儿粑/yè ér bā

7Pozi Street 坡子街(pō zǐ jiē )— Changsha Xiang Cuisine

One of the oldest streets in Changsha

The top draw of Changsha's nightlife

Sells folk crafts and holds traditional performances

Location:

Pozi Street, Tianxin District, Changsha

Recommended dishes:

Four Dishes from One Duck/一鸭四吃/yī yā sì chī 

Three Layer Chicken/三层套鸡/sān céng tào jī

Changsha rice cakes/米糕/mǐ gāo

Changsha milk cakes/奶糕/nǎi gāo

stinky tofu/臭豆腐/chòu dòu fǔ

glutinous rice dumplings /糯米糍/nuò mǐ cí

spicy shrimps/口味虾/kǒu wèi xiā 

8. Nanbin Road 南滨路(nán bīn lù ) — Chongqing Chuan Cuisine

A leisure and hotpot paradise for locals and tourists

Includes flower shops, handicrafts stores, teahouses, and scores of local restaurants

(Photo fom:www.llzg.cn)

Recommended dishes:

Chongqing hotpot/火锅/huǒ guō

tea-smoked duck/樟茶鸭/zhāng chá yā

dry-stewed fish/干烧鱼/gàn shāo yú

chicken with spring water/泉水鸡/quán shuǐ jī 

dandan spicy noodles/担担面/dān dān miàn

9YatSenRoad中山路(zhōng shān lù )— Xiamen Min Cuisine

Similar to Taiwanese food

Recommended dishes:

Fried oysters/海蛎煎/hǎi lì jiān

Fried chicken/炸肉串/zhà ròu chuàn

Gingili rice dumplings/麻糍/má cí

Meat Zongzi/肉粽/ròu zòng

Brisk noodles/沙茶面/shā chá miàn

Bubble tea/珍珠奶茶/zhēn zhū nǎi chá

Spring Rolls/春卷/chūn juǎn

10Fuzi Temple 夫子庙 (fū zǐ miào) — Nanjing Zhe Cuisine

An epitome of ancient Nanjing

An ancient building complex

Recommended dishes:

Duck blood rice noodles/鸭血米丝/yā xuè mǐ sī 

stinky tofu/臭豆腐/chòu dòu fǔ

Longxu sugar/龙须糖/lóng xū táng

Jelly/凉粉/liáng fěn

Osmanthus sandwich dumplings/桂花夹心小元宵/guì huā jiá xīn xiǎo yuán xiāo

Fried dumpling/锅贴/guō tiē

Sugar-coated haws/冰糖葫芦/bīng táng hú lú

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