Zhongshan South Road Food Street

Market in Hangzhou

Hangzhou is spoilt for choice when it comes to foodie streets, and this stretch of Zhongshan Nanlu (starting at the Drum Tower) is an absolute delight. Casual sit-down restaurants line the road, and stalls that run along the middle of the road sell everything from fresh seafood and deep-fried insects to Beggar's Chicken and the absolute stinkiest of stinky tofu.

Plastic tables and chairs cover the pavement area, often with giant beer dispensers in the centre.