China Trip: Gulangyu, Xiamen

I’m currently en route to Gulangyu, a picturesque island off the coast of Xiamen. Now cars aren’t allowed here and it’s a huge tourist destination — but that’s just part of its charm. The island also supposedly has a thriving cafe culture: “Gulangyu has the feel of a laid-back art colony outpost where bed & breakfasts, mom & pop seafood restaurants and, of course, great little coffee shops make for hours of pleasant exploration.” Hopefully that means wireless internet.

Naturally, I’ve been reading up on some of the food offerings here and this is what I found, via Wikitravel (my go-to English site whenever I go to a unfamiliar city in China)

  • Xiamen Glass Noodles 面线糊 miànxiàn hú
  • Oyster omelet 海蛎煎 hǎilì jiān
  • Xiamen Fish Balls 厦门鱼丸 xiàmén yúwán
  • Sea worm Jelly’s 土笋冻 tǔsǔndòng
  • Shacha Noodles 沙茶面 shāchá miàn
  • Shrimp Noodle Soup 虾面 xiāmiàn
  • Xiamen Spring Roll 春卷 chūnjuǎn
  • Xiamen Glutinous Rice Wrap 厦门烧肉粽 xiàmén shāoròu zòng
  • Peanut soup 花生汤 huāshēng tāng
  • Xiamen Pot Stickers 韭菜盒 jiǔcài hé
  • Crab porridge 蟹米粥 xièmǐ zhōu
  • Braised Duck with Ginger 姜母鸭 jiāngmǔyā
  • Xiamen Wonton soup 扁食汤 biǎnshítāng

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