Shangshui Snack Street – Guilin Food Street and paradise for Foodies
What is Shangshui Snack Street?
Shangshui Snack Street Fast Facts
- Chinese Name: Shangshui Meishijie (尚水美食街)
- Location: near Zhengyang Walking Street, in the center of Guilin City
- Things to do there: Photography, Walking, Food
- Who visits: Photographers, Foodies
- Time required: 1 x hour
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What to expect at Shangshui Snack Street?
At Shangshui Snack Street, you will be amazed at a variety of food. If you don’t want to visit Longji Rice Terraces, you also can try the tasty bamboo cooked rice here. The bamboo cooked rice is composed of preserved meat, roast pork or other meat with pickled cowpeas. Although pan-fried bun stuffed with pork originates from Shanghai, it enjoys a good reputation in Guilin. You could find it on the street as well.
If you don’t want to take in so much fat and sugar but would like to enjoy delicacy, cooked potatoes with cheese will be a good option. There are not only cheese and potatoes, but also diced cucumbers as well as corns in it. Indian naan bread is also famed among locals on the street. Generally speaking, this type of bread is just one layer while Mr. Black Naan Bread (小黑印度飞饼) is two-layer one. The outer layer is light yellow and crisp, and the inner layer is soft and white, slightly sweet.
If you don’t mind and have the courage, it is recommended that you have a try at bull offal. It will be more delicious if you add some chilly and bean paste into it. Of course, the barbecue is a necessary and important food on the street and at night markets around China. Surprisingly, there are a variety of baked insects for you to try on the street. Many of the Chinese people don’t enjoy them but they may be popular in some other countries. In addition, there are many local drinks and western food, such as fried rice and meat in a pineapple cut into two halves, and roast beef steak with red wine and much more there. The list of the food on the street is endless.
Best time to visit Shangshui Snack Street
The best time to visit Shangshui Snack Street is from 6pm (18:00) onwards.
The best months to visit are from April to October.
How to get to Shangshui Snack Street
As Shangshui Snack Street lies next to Zhengyang Walking Street, you could get to Zhengyang Walking Street first and then walk to the street.
- Rent a vehicle to the street. This is the quickest and most direct option.
- Take Bus 10, 11, 91, 3, 30, 203, 206, 24, 14, and Bus 18 to the Stop of Liberation Bridge (解放桥站). Then, walk to the street.
Additional Shangshui Snack Street Travel Advice
- Opening hours: 24 hours
- As at 18th January 2023, it is free of charge.
- Please take care of your valuables especially in the evening as it is always crowed on the street.