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Stay cool at night food markets

Writer: Cao Zhen  | Editor: Vincent Lin  | From: Shenzhen Daily





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Starting this weekend, two special night markets will be launched at the G&G Creative Community in Shekou and Bagua Road 1 to satisfy your night cravings.

Bagua Road 1    

The famous Bagua Road Food Street actually consists of nine roads of popular restaurants serving up authentic Cantonese dishes. From July 31 to Aug. 6, Futian District will kick off the “Bagua Yeah Market” event with 35 booths along Bagua Road 1, where visitors can have a bite of street food, buy chic lifestyle products and enjoy live music and light shows.

Time: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. (July 31-Aug. 2), 4-11 p.m. (Aug. 3-6)

Venue: Bagua Road 1, Futian District (福田区八卦一路)

Metro: Line 9 to Yuanling Station (园岭站), Exit A1

G&G Creative Community

Visitors at a previous event at G&G Creative Community in Shekou. Photo from G&G’s WeChat account

From afternoon snacks to night barbecues, from a bazaar market to interactive games, from live shows to late-night parties, the G&G Chill Plan every weekend helps you stay cool during the scorching summer days.

Time: 4:30-10:30 p.m., Aug. 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23

Venue: G&G Creative Community, Liyuan Road, Nanshan District (南山区荔园路G&G创意社区)

Metro: Line 2 to Shuiwan Station (水湾站), Exit D

Surely, foodies will not be satisfied with the above two places to hang out at night. Here are two more food streets which can whet your appetite.


Chaoshan dishes at a restaurant in Niuxiangfang in Futian District. Photo from WeChat account “i0755team”

The 292-meter-long Niuxiangfang street has 34 restaurants, most specializing in Chaoshan food. Sweet potato rice porridge (番薯粥) and goose intestine hotpot (鹅肠火锅), as well as various goose offal and seafood, should not be missed. There are also restaurants selling other province cuisines, such as Sichuan-style chicken pot and Hubei-style barbecue. Many stores are open from evening till early morning.

Venue: Niuxiangfang, 38 Funing Street, Futian District (福田区福宁街38号牛巷坊)

Metro: Line 7 to Chiwei Station (赤尾站), Exit A and then walk northwestward for 7 minutes

Yantian Street

Although the street’s name is Yantian, it is in Bao’an District. Stalls in the street sell cuisines from all over China, such as Cantonese beef offal (牛杂), Tianjin thin pancake filled with a thin crust (煎饼果子), Beijing steaming-hot soup with intestines, lungs and tofu (卤煮火烧), Xi’an pork burger (肉夹馍), and the Wuhan specialty omelette which covers fried sticky rice, diced bean curd and diced pork or beef (豆皮). Additionally, some vendors are selling electronic products, clothes and bags.

Hours: 4 p.m. to late night

Venue: Yantian Street, Bao’an District (宝安区盐田街)

Metro: Line 1 to Xixiang Station (西乡站), Exit A and then walk northeastward for 10 minutes