Nanjing’s cuisine is a rich mix of Sichuan, Cantonese, Shandong, Shanghai influences as well as special dishes from other provinces and cities in addition to its traditional Huaiyang (historically called Jing-Su) and Qinhuai cuisine. Whether at upscale or small restaurants, the variety of dishes in Nanjing will satisfy any taste bud. Some representative dishes include Squirrel fish, Meiren Gan, Phoenix tail shrimp, Nanjing Hand-Pulled noodles with beef, Pepper soaked chicken, and Salted Duck, and much more.
Shiziqiao Food Street
Shiziqiao food street, located in the middle of Hunan Road, is now famous near and far for its great variety of foods and distinctive features.
Fuzimiao Food Street
The food street is located at Xishibai Street in the Confucius Temple area, 600 m long, with a constructed space of 35000 square meters. Fuzimiao food street has the uniqueness of architectural styles of Ming and Qing dynasties, with a strong cultural atmosphere. Concentrated here are the local flavor snacks, traditional flavors from other regions, and characteristic foreign foods. The street has become a famed place for tourism and sightseeing in the Confucius Temple area.
Wangfu Leisure and Food Street
Wangfu leisure and food street is a necessary complement in function to the Xinjiekou commercial circle, and also an extension after shopping activities. Based on the existing restaurants, some large restaurant enterprises that also do business in clothes have also been introduced into the area so as to provide conveniences for the consumers to go shopping after eating.
Shi Quan Shi Mei- Food Plaza
“Shi Quan Shi Mei- Food Plaza is located on the first sub-ground floor of Xinjiekou Department Store, just at the exit of Xinjiekou subway station of Metro Line 1. With a batch of high, middling grade and general restaurants like the Kentucky Sweet Food Restaurant, the Weiqian Hand-Pulled Noodles Restaurant in the plaza, the food plaza is filled with great variety of food restaurants, which has become a new food street in Nanjing.