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Hoqngxing Restaurant ¥ has delighted gastronomes from all over Southeast Asia since 1940 with its Southern Fujian snacks, including my wifes favorite Zngzis (the pyramidal bamboo wrapped glutinous rice and meat dumplings), as well as garlic cake and meat onion dumplings, taro cake, and jelly fish (no peanut butter fish yet). Menu favorites include High quality chicken stewed with Ginseng, or Low quality chicken boiled with dandeli-ons? (for those on a budget?). Also try, Braised squid and straw mushrooms, Lucky and sweet dew prawn ball, Glutinous rice porridge with sea crab, Deep-fried five-flavor rolls (one of Ximns most famous delicacies), Click Here for Fast Food  How to Wok Your Dog  Chinese Hot Dog?Steamed crayfish, Deep-fried fish in squirrel shape (Im nuts about that one), Deviled lions head (Chinese meatball C excellent!), and Deviled duck in dip-per shape. Tel: 2209178
1st Location: #59 Hbn Zhng L ַ·59
Buses: 30, 23, 10 Get off at Zhngshn Hospital ɽҽԺ)
2nd Location: #1 Zhngshn L Dnghi Hotel 6/F ɽ·1ŶƵ6¥ Buses: any bus to harbor (Lnd ֶ)

Ljing Hotel, ؽon the harbor facing the Xiamen Lujiang Bayview Hotel on the harbor facing GulangyuGulangyu Ferry Terminal. Ljings Mnnn cuisine and herbal recipes have even been featured on American television. Also try their dimsum. Rooftop dining offers great view of Glngy. Add: #54 Ljing L (ؽ54) Tel: 2022922 x709 Buses: 2, 19, 27, 30

Xnqio Hotel (Xnqio Jidin ȾƵ) The brochure says,
To welcome all people at home and abroad, Chun Hui Yuan Chinese Restaurant would like to recommend you Xin Qiao delicacies C Cold Spicy Pork Intestines, Iced Crab Meat in Chicken Soup, Drunk Pigeon w/Bear, Egg Roll in Laver, Jellyfish Salad w/Minced Chicken, together with dishes of Guang Dong typical, South China typical and hundreds of Xin Qiao morning teas.

Yum. But these are delightful: Shrimp w/Minced Taro, Wrapped Thin Pan-cake, Two flavor lobster, Dumpling stuffed with prawn.
Add: No. 444 Zhngshn L ɽ·444 Tel: 2038883
Buses: 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 15, 18, 23, 45

City Hotel, Ximn ű, near Zhongshan Park, is famous for such local dishes as Monk Climbing the Wall (Ftio Qing ǽ), a tasty combina-tion of sharks fin, abalone, sea cucumber, scallop, tendons, deng deng. Also try, Sun rises from east mountain (Rch Dngshn ճɽ) or Eastern Ocean Lobster, (Dnghi LngxiϺ).
Add: Ximn Bngun, Hyun L, # 16, л԰·16
Tel: 2053333 Website:
Buses: 19 or 27. Exit at Zhngshn Park

Overseas Chinese Hotel
(Huqio Dsh ȴ) Famous for its Mnnn cuisine; try the Beancurd braised with cucumber, Crescent crisp fragrant-flowered garlic cake, Xiamen pancakes, or Chicken roll in lotus shape.
Tel: 2660888 Add: 70-74 Xnhu L »·70-74 Off Zhngshn L by Cultural Palace (Wnhu Gng Ļ

Xiamen Mandarin (Yuhu Jidin ûƵ ) back in 1988 won its way into Lowi hearts and wallets with its Western Cafs macaroni n cheesethe only authentic western food in Xiamen. We can now get foreign cuisine everywhere but its still hard to beat the Mandarins Chinese cuisine, ambience, or prices. Try Dragon attending banquet (fried lobster), Deep-fried crab legs, Monk Jumps the Wall, Coin-shaped Crab Cake, Abalone embellished with radish ball, Flock of Birds (prawn) exposing to the sun (exhibitionists?), and Dev-iled roast eel. Open 24 hrs.
Add: Hl District, #101 Yuhu L û·101
Tel: 6023333 Buses: #16, 80

Mandarin Seaview, adjacent to the Exhibition Center, offers an extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet. Check out some of their special promotions, like the recent Hakka Cuisine Festival. (Also French cuisine).

Mdn Restaurant, Sngbi Branch (ĵ¥(ɰص) (See Cantonese section)

Shyu Seafood Restaurants Shyu Hixin Jilu Ѻʾ¥), per-haps Xiamens finest, is a marriage of Sea World and Red Lobster. Select your favorite eel, fish, octopussies, squid, seaworms, sea urchins, shellfish, deng deng, from rows of fish tanks on the first floor, then ascend to the second floor dining rooms and wait for your victims to be served. Top quality food (top prices too). Website:

Shyu Seafood Restaurant, Bnbi Branch (·),
Add: Bank of China Building 1-4/F Tel: 5098888 5095588
·дȹ¥1-4¥ Buses: 12, 36, 87, 98
Shyu Seafood Restaurant, Victoria Branch
Add: 4/F N Building, Victoria Club, Bilzhu Tel: 5060199
άֲN¥4 Buses: 15, 86, 87, 88
Shyu Seafood Restaurant, Hl Branch Ѻʴ¥(ֵ)
Add:#3 Huti L ̩·3 Tel: 5687888 5689999

Nine Dragon Pool (Jilng Tng Shfʳ) Delightful seaside dining in cabins converted from ship containers! Mnnn, Cantonese and seafood. Add: #49 Island Ring Road (Hundol) ·49
Tel: 2515335 Buses: 2, 17, 22, 29 Behind Hli Hill Fort ɽ̨

South Seas Fishing Village (Nnhi Ycn Ϻ), with 4 Ximn locations, serves S. Fjin (Mnnn) and Cantonese cuisines, as well as more sea creatures than Sea World.
The harbor location on Ljing L sprawls forever, with hordes of live creatures crawling, slithering and sliding in and out of basins, aquariums and woks (probably dinner plates as well). I saw a small army of savory scorpions scaling a plastic bucket, and high tailed it before I kicked the bucket. Choose indoor or outdoor seating, then choose your victims.

South Seas Branches Ljing Do Branch (Ljing Do Din ؽ)
Add: #418-6 S. Smng L ˼·418֮ Tel: 2390288

Qinp Branch (Qinp Din ǰҵ)
Add: #43-46 Hqin L, Qinp ǰҲҹǺǰ·43-46
Tel: 5912028

Exhibition Center Branch (Huzhn Din չ꣩
Add: Island Ring Road, Facing Exhibition Ctr. չĶ滷· Tel: 5023188

Wyun Bay Branch (Wyunwn Din Ե꣩
Add: Wyun Bay Specialty Market Street, near Wuyuan Bay Bridge Եɫҵ, Ե Tel: 5789588

Golden Pond Seafood Restaurant (Ly Mn Shf ʳ)
Add: 1/F, Overseas Chinese Bldg. # 70-74 Xnhu L (Huqio Dsh Żȴ, »·70-74) Tel: 2113333

Golden Pond Seafood, Soaring Goose Branch, ʳHngxing Din ꣩
Add: 3/F Hbn Nnl Hngxing Mansion (·¥)
Tel: 5188867 Buses: 10, 27, 30, 45, 810, 811

King of Hot Pepper Kitchen (Ljio Wng Shf ʳ Mnnn Cuisine; also Hnn, Schun, Hakka (Kji)
Add: Jnji Tng (Gold Chicken Pavilion) #46 Xln L Shop 11-15
(ͤ·46֮11-15). Tel: 5982472
E-mail: Buses: 5, 19, 26, 28, 30, 37, 44, 95, 202, 810      Vicinity of "Crouching Dragon District" (Wlng Xiochng ()

Bsh Schun Cuisine (Bsh Chunci 񴨲)
Schun, but also good Mnnn (try the spicy prawns)
Add: Linhu Intersection, opposite Xingjing Park (·, 㽭԰ Tel: 5136617 Buses: 3, 25, 23, 40, 45, 73, 85, 505

BeachCombers Cuisine. Just outside XMUs beach gate and just down the Island Ring Road, past Hl Hill Fort, are small restaurants offering various Chi-nese cuisines and seafood. Great prices, great view. We like to eat on the roof (that doesnt mean that everythings on the house). Sip tea, read, take a swim, or just vegetate and enjoy the site of marvelous two-masted Chinese junks gliding gracefully through the waters between Xiamen and Taiwan-occupied Jimei Is-land (with binoculars you can watch KMT soldiers patrolling Jinmen Island).NIngde Xiapu has succulent seafood that is out of this world (of course, China is out of this world anyway)

Lin Duck House (Lnji Yzhung ּѼׯ) In Sept. 1988 we had our very first meal in Ximn at Lin Duck House (by XMU, facing Nnptu Temple). Run by a Taiwanese family who also moved her in 1988, they have an English-Chinese menu of over 100 items, including many Mnnn specialties.

For the budget-conscious, (Susan Marie says cheap), I suggest the 5.50 Yuan Pork Rice Special (Pigrufn Ź ). Its a bowl of rice, tea egg, vegetables and Japanese tonkatsu (breaded pork cutlet)for just over half a dol-lar! Also try chicken in fried taro-string nest, deep-fried squid, spicy Schun tofu, Ximn style fried clams or oysters with egg Phone for take-out: 2086666
Add: #418 or #412-2 Smng Nnl ˼·418Ż412-2
Buses: 1, 2, 3, 7, 15, 18, 21, 45

North Fjin Cuisine (Mnbi Ci )

Wy Mtn. Country Kitchen (Wy Nngji ũ) Natural foods, natural freshwater fish, wild vegetables; country-brewed rice wine.
Add: Xih L #881 11-14 Qinx Park
(ú·ǧ԰88111-14) Tel: 5814111, 5814222

Northeast Fjin Cuisine (Mndng Ci )

Mndng Tilo Restaurant (̫Ѿ¥)
Add: 323-17 Xih Commercial Center; opposite #6 middle school ú323֮17ж Tel: 2284615

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