Xinjiang in Luoyang

Niūniū Dàpánjī

A Xinjiang 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...

Street Food in Luoyang

Old Town Night Market

Festooned with brightly lit red lanterns, this lively night market has a cornucopia of snacks. The market is now cash-free, meaning that if you aren't able to pay with WeChat or Alipay, you'll need to purchase a...

Henan in Zhengzhou

Hé Jì

For years, this Zhengzhou stalwart has been drawing raucous crowds for its nourishing noodles served in deliciously oily mutton broth (烩面, huìmiàn).Place your order with a green-shirted staff member: basic (优质,...

Street Food in Kaifeng

Xisi Square Night Market

Join the scrum weaving between stalls busy with hustling and hollering vendors cooking up chuan'r (串儿, things on sticks), náng bread, cured beef, hearty jiānbǐng guǒzi (煎饼裹子, pancakes with chopped onions), sweet...

Henan in Luoyang

Zhēn Bù Tóng Fàndiàn Chinese

A 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...

Sichuan in Zhengzhou

Huāyù Chuān Jiǔjiā

This extremely popular chain restaurant has accommodating staff and an easy-to-read menu of delicious Sichuan dishes as well as flavoursome steamed dumplings (¥16). Beer is hardly icy cold, although the...

Peking Duck in Luoyang

Qiánmén Kǎoyā Dàjiǔdiàn

This cavernous restaurant serves up tasty roast duck, accompanied by a rich duck-bone broth. There are other vegetable and meat dishes (from ¥28) on the picture menu, but why bother?

Food Hall in Kaifeng

Baiqiyuan Gourmet Park

This hawker-style food court offers plenty of easy-to-order meals, with noodles, dumplings, fried rice, tempting soups and delicious choose-your-own-ingredient stir-fries on offer.

Street Food in Kaifeng

Gulou Night Market

Kaifeng’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...

Vegetarian in Kaifeng

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...

Henan in Kaifeng

Dào Xiāng Jū

This no-fuss restaurant, specialising in guōtiē (锅贴, potsticker dumplings), serves as a welcome break from the night markets. Service is fast and the menu has a few pictures that help with pointing. If you don't...

Market in Song Shan & Dengfeng

Night Market

Worth a look if you're in the area, the night market opposite Shaolin Hotel has plenty of goodies on offer for the adventurous diner. If entrails on sticks aren't your thing, opt for vegetable kebabs or a hearty...