Henan in Zhèngzhōu

Hénán Shífǔ

Tucked away in a courtyard off Renmin Lu, this well-known restaurant’s photo menu is full of local specialities, such as tofu potstickers (锅贴豆腐; guōtiē dòufu) or Hakka beef (客家牛肉粒; Kèjiā niúròu lì), which is cleverl…
Market in Zhèngzhōu

Guāngcǎi Market

This crowded warren of food and clothes stalls in the block northeast of February 7 Square is often crowded, but choices seem very bottom of the barrel. Try málà tàng (麻辣烫; spicy soup with skewered vegies and meat),…
Night Market in Luòyáng

Old Town Night Market

Festooned with brightly lit red lanterns, this lively night market has a cornucopia of snacks from lamb kebabs (羊肉串; yángròu chuàn) and fermented soup noodles (浆面; jiāng miàn) to roasted garlic-stuffed eggplant (蒜香茄…
Henan in Luòyáng

Zhēn Bù Tóng Fàndiàn Chinese

Huge place behind a colourful green, red, blue and gold traditional facade. If you can rustle up a large group, this is the place to come for a water banquet experience. But if 24 courses and ¥688 seems a little exc…
Peking Duck in Luòyáng

Qiánmén Kǎoyā Dàjiǔdiàn

This efficient and smart choice serves up rich and tasty roast duck, cooked by an army of white-clad chefs. There are other vegetable and meat dishes on the menu, but why bother?
Night Market in Kāifēng

Xīsī Square Night Market

Join the scrum weaving between stalls busy with red-faced popcorn sellers and hollering Hui Muslim chefs cooking up kebabs and náng bread. There are loads of vendors, selling cured meats, hearty jiānbǐng guǒzi (煎饼裹子…
Night Market in Kāifēng

Gǔlóu Night Market

Kāifēng’s bustling night market wraps around the Drum Tower, sprawling in various directions, and serves the usual run of point-and-grill kebabs and steamers of soup dumplings. It's always crowded with locals out en…
Xinjiang in Luòyáng

Niūniū Dàpánjī

A Xīnjiāng speciality, dàpánjī (大盘鸡; big-plate chicken) is a spicy chicken, potato and pepper stew; halfway through the meal, handmade noodles and greens are added to the mix – the ensemble is absolutely delicious. …
Henan in Zhèngzhōu

Hé Jì

This Zhèngzhōu stalwart has racked up numerous awards over the years, and judging by the raucous crowds inside, it hasn't lost its touch. There's only one thing on the menu – noodle soup in a nourishing mutton broth…
Vegetarian in Kāifēng

Vegetarian Restaurant

Looking out onto the grounds of the Temple of the Chief Minister, the outdoor tables at this small Buddhist dining hall offer the city's most atmospheric setting. Sample vegetarian classics such as braised spare rib…