While traveling, I always look for something interesting to eat. Chinese food is one of my favorite cuisines, but there are parts of the world where foreigners don’t have the privilege to eat the same food we do. One of those places is China. Whether you’re taking a trip across China for work or pleasure, it’s going to be a life-changing experience. But, before you can embark on your journey, you’ll need to know what to expect.
If you go to a place where you can’t find western food, you will probably find a few markets offering delicious local specialties. Here you can find not only great food but also unique markets.
China is well known for its street food and food stall markets. Food stalls are more commonly known as waiduan and are one of China’s most popular and iconic foods. I am sure most of you have already smelled some excellent street food in China, and if you haven’t, it’s about time to get up-close and personal with some of the finest food stalls in China.
Yes! China has several food markets worth visiting if you are a food lover. Here are 3 of China’s most famous food markets to tick off your bucket list.
- Nan Luo Gu Xiang
Nan Luo Gu Xiang is a place where traders set up stalls to sell the authentic food of different provinces and regions of China. These traders are the real and very much alive representatives of the culture of their home areas. Nan Luo Gu Xiang is a family-run business that has been in the exact location in the Nan Luo district of Taoyuan City, Taiwan, since 1949. It is the oldest family-run business in the district and was named by a famous Taiwanese novelist. The business is renowned for its seafood, displayed in a large refrigerated display case.
- Wang Fu Jing Snack Street
In the past month, I have been to three markets in China, and they have all been interesting in their way. This week, I visited Wang Fu Jing Snack Street, in Jing Shan city, an area in the outskirts of Shanghai, where you can find a huge variety of vendors selling all kinds of snacks. If you love to buy snacks, you can find anything from a vast range of different tastes, ingredients, and dishes at this place. There are also some hidden gems.
- Dong Hua Men Night Market
The Dong Hua Men Night Market (DHMNM) is a place for those who want to experience the best of traditional Chinese and modern Chinese life — at the same time. The markets are a place for those who want to eat and be entertained simultaneously. This is because you can see traditional Chinese culture and the latest developments in technology and business. Dong Hua Men Night Market was established in the early 1900s and is known as the city’s oldest night market. Covering an area of 33,000 square meters, it’s located in the heart of a bustling district of Dong Hua Men, which is one of Guangzhou’s famous historical and cultural areas.
Food stalls are an essential part of Chinese life. They’re found in almost every city, and they’re often the only place a person can find food that’s not fast food or packaged goods. Food stalls can be found in the street or in various types of markets, where they are filled with vendors who sell a variety of dishes.
If you’ve ever been to China, you probably know that food is a big part of the culture. It’s a country that takes its food very seriously, and for a good reason. People eat fantastic food all the time. No city or area is excluded from this, and that’s why we need to explore them all.
China is world-famous for its food, and this is a place where you will easily find stalls that sell freshly prepared street food (a.k.a. street food), and everywhere you go, you will be able to find a street food stall. However, quite a few street food stalls are not famous for serving delicious food, but for the experience, culture, and even the food stalls themselves.