Cuisines in Sanya
by the South China Sea's abundant seafood resources, Sanya boasts some
great restaurants serving up good fresh seafood. Added to this, there
are two huge fisheries here, the Beibuwan Fishery and the South China
Abalone, sea cucumber and other exotic
foods are common dishes served in restaurants here, and a visit to the
port area in the city center is testament to the incredible wealth and
freshness of the food here.
If you do wander down this direction
however, make sure you take your Wellington boots and a clothes peg to
hold your nose! The stench from the boats and fishing nets can be
unbearable! Above and beyond the more unusual seafood available here
are standard fishy dishes including lobster, mussels and crab.
There are numerous seafood restaurants in
Sanya and the Chinese restaurant in the Gloria
Resort in Yalong Bay is especially good. The Luhuitou Restaurant
and Fuquan Restaurant are among the most famous in the area serving up
some nice local specialties. In the city itself, Zhenmen Rd has some
great little seafood joints, cooking up cheap yet tasty dishes.
Chunyuan Seafood Stall: Here is a
lively place at night, more than 40 stalls carry on the seafood.
Usually people visiting Sanya will come here to eat the native
seafood. Here you can choose the material by yourself and only pay for
the making process (RMB4/kg). There are two ways to eat the seafood,
one is the hotpot (named Dabianlu by the native people), another one
is fried dish. However, we think the hotpot will be better because it
can embody the origal flavour of seafood.
Shiban fish: RMB100/kg, Shumei fish: RMB80/kg, Shirmp: RMB100/kg,
Dingdang spiral: RMB10/kg Lemon spiral: RMB48/kg Lailiao shirmp:
Located at the north end of the Xihe west road, about 300meteres long
away from the right side of Chengshileyuan. Take a taxi from the city
center, RMB5 is enough.
Warning: There ia another seafood stall also named Chunyuan. Do not go
to this stall, here are a lot of cheating.You should demonstrate to
the taxi driver first to avoid the cheating.
Nanshan Hotpot City: Here is an
other good place to eat seafood. The majoy feature dish here is
Dabianlu too and you can try the real local dish of Hainan--
Located at the middle part of Renminglu and Yaojinglu, take a taxi
from the city center you need pay RMB5 for the taxi fee.
Waimao Road: There are seafood,
Lanzhou noodles and many snack of China. Here you can feel the total
diet difference between the south and north. Any local feature dishes
can be found here. However, normally people come here will choose
Jitui spiral: RMB22/kg, Crab: 24/kg, Sea snail 5/kg.
Located at the Waimao road. You can take the No.2 or 4 bus to the
Yuechuan bridge and go straight to the crossing then turn to west,
about 200meters there is an enclosing wall at the right side. From
here you can enter the Waimao seafood stall. Take a taxi, you should
pay RMB5 for the taxi.
Mingji Food Stall: Mingji is
famous of the seafood gruel and fried seafood. The hot recommended
dish here is Lailiao shrimp, which is quick-fried with chili. And the
lemon conch fried with ginger is tasty too. Moreover the seafood gruel
is also delicious which is boiled with crab and rice.
Small lemon conch: RMB16-22/kg, Big lemon conch: RMB36-44/kg, Shumei
Qingyi,Shiban: RMB70-90/kg, Jinwei shrimp: RMB60/kg, Haiguazi:
RMB20/kg, Huaxie: RMB50/kg.
It is at the No.48 of Yaojing Road nearby north entrance of Hongqi
Road. Take No.2 or 4 bus to the Binghai cinema, then go south to the
crossing, at the left that is the restaurant. Take a taxi, RMB5 is
Yipingguo: It is at west Sanya
port near the seashore. The first floor is the market for you to
choose the seafood and the second floor is the refectory. Sitting in
the refectory, you can not only see the beautiful scenery of the
setting sun and the seashore but also eat cheap and fresh local
seafood. They supply you the equitable price, you don't need to worry
about the cheating.
There are direct buses passing Yipingguo. You can take a bus from city
center to Yipingguo (RMB1), and from Yalong bay (RMB5); take a taxi
from the city center (RMB5).
Dadonghai Coconut Seafood City: It
is a high- level seafood city for some people with high income.
Usually they come here to eat the seafood by driving their own cars.
In the seafood city there are some entertainment programs such as
dancing. You can taste the delicious seafood and enjoy the local
dancing as well. The price here is higher than that of other
restaurants but the food is more hygienic than the others.
Take the No.2 or 4 bus at the opposite of the Dadonghai hotel and get
down at the City hotel, then go across the road, you will see the
seafood city. Take a taxi from the center (RMB5-7).
Hainan Feature Dishes Restaurant:
If you want to eat more delicious food in Hainan we suggest you to try
some local feature dishes. Here, the most famous dish is the Huangliu
duck. When they boil the duck they put some specially-made ingredients
into the soup which make the duck very tasty. Moreover the seasoning
is also tasteful which mingles the ginger, soy, chili and some kumquat
It is located at the Shengli road. Taking a taxi from the city center
Dongbeiwang Restaurant: The major
dishes here are northeast dishes. In Hainan there is large number of
people coming from northeast, so the northeast food is very popular
here. In Dongbeiwang you can eat the real northeast food and the price
are not very expensive.
Located at the Yuya road nearby Dadonghai. Take a taxi from the city
Cooked in Bamboo Joints
Rice cooked in bamboo trunk is a Li folk
specialty that many westerners enjoy. Rice, small meat chunks, pea,
coconut kernel and seasoning are stuffed into a piece of bamboo trunk
and baked on charcoal.