Eating in Nanning
Famous Local Food
The Zhongshan food street, tucked away behind the Yongjiang Hotel along the main river and the commercial zone, has the most dining outlets and is a must-see for travelers. A modest meal-for-one starts at less than 10 yuan. A 100g bowl of beef and rice noodles is 2.5 yuan, and desert can range from 1.1 – 2.5 yuan for herbal tea, rice-skin dmplings or duck blood soup.
Herbal tea, or liang cha, literally means “cool tea.” Due to Nanning’s hot and humid climate, locals boil the mixed herbs in water for a drin a tradition to balance the warm and cold in one’s body. Finding a proper cup of coffee may be impossible in Nanning, but you’ll find plenty of shops with liang cha. The flavor depends on the herbs used. The bitterest herbs are recommended for dry throat A night out is a must for visitors and locals alike. Around 9pm, the street is packed with food vendors and shouting, eating, beer-drinking diners. It has a very warm atmosphere, similar to Thailand’s dining areas.
For your reference, the following are the restaurants rated most popular by the locals:
Qujing Zhenbao Restaurant
Location: Donglukou, Nanning
Location: center section, Nanning Bei Road
Xinyuan Seafood Restaurant
Location: Nanning Market, Jianshe Road