Hey Guys I was searching Nanning for some cool food and I found this German guy, his name is Andy, he serve german/european and super cool Chinese and HOng Kong food there, the place is nice and clean the stuff very friendly and Chief cook, the German owner takes good care about his dishes... Try the German bratwurst or Schnitzel there. He has also Schweinehaxe, I love this place and he also has a webpage ....prices for the German dishes are not expensive at all... I love it ......
Favorite Dish: Schnitzel and bratwurst and bratwurst and schnitzel
Arriving in the city of Nanning, it's sometimes difficult to find out a sympatic Chinese restaurant once you want to excape to the McDonnald's domination and you don't dare to eat streetfood.
I found this elegant and big restaurant with aircom and modest prices, on the first floor in the middle of the biggest shopping street of Nanning; the Chao Yang Avenue, opposite the big warehouse; War Mart. You can't miss it, the entrance is just beside the only pedestrial covered bridge over the avenue.
This menu gives a wide choice of Chinese plates, soups, noodles, lunch- and dinner sets, priced from 20-50 Yuan. When you find a place at a window, you'll have a nice view over this avenue and its never ending row of shopping people, streetsellers and "Nanning Tuk-Tuks"
On the same floor, they also have a Sushi-bar, equipes with an automatic rolling presentation of different Japanese Sushis, freshly prepared at the end of the line. You just take of a plate you want; chicken-wings, springrolls, fresh salmon etc. The color of your plate indicates the price; from 8-10-12 Yuan. Free tea distribution system and a carafe of hot Sake only 20 Y.
Favorite Dish: In the Sushi bar you can also order special Japanese plates, which will be made fresly for you.
Excellent service by waitress in Japanese style uniform; their english is very limited, but their smile and service is unlimited ! If a language problem occurs, keep smiling and the boss will help you out in good english.
Moreover the menu in the bigger restaurant and the Shusibar is presented with pictures of all the plates with english translation.
After a full day of walking around (and shopping), this is an excellent place to sit down, relax,and to take a pleasant lunch or diner.
Local beer are a plenty. Different prices for different brands but they are cheap. Most Chinese love to drink beer. Even in broad daylight you can see them drinking it... some over breakfast.
For a big bottle, price ranges from 3yuan to 4yuan
We had this simple food during breakfast before we depart for Liuzhou. It is along one of the stalls towards Nanning wet market. Besides congee/porridge, the stall sells noodles in soup or fried. The stall is quite crowded with locals having their breakfast.
Favorite Dish: Congee/Porridge - rice boiled with lots water till really soft and almost starchy like a paste or puree. The one that we ordered was pork porridge. The seller scooped the plain porridge out from the big pot into a saucepan, added some marinated pork and ginger and boiled it. She then scooped this into a bowl, topped with with spring onions and a dash of pepper. If you don't like pork, there's a choice of fish and other exotic mix of pork liver, intestine or pork organs.
Have it with the "yu tiao" (Chinese deep fried pastry). You just dip the "yu tiao" into the porridge - it's yummy!.
Price per bowl of porridge with two sets of "yu tiao" : 4.20yuan
Chinese steamed dumplings, called the "Pau" is a delicious snack or a good breakfast meal. It is sold in most eateries or sometimes in stalls specially selling "pau". These dumplings are steamed in big round trays stacked on top of each other. You can see the steam oozing out from the hot trays. This dumpling tastes best when it is eaten hot as the skin is soft and fluffy and the fillings in it is moist and tasty.
The prices of these dumplings vary according to the types of fillings. Fillings are of either beans, chopped cabbage and carrot, sesame .... there are also some with meat fillings. Prices are usually stated on the signboard but they are in Chinese. Anyway, you can just buy one and ask for the price. Veggie pau are usually 0.50yuan each. For train rides and long distance bus journeys, dumplings are convenient food to bring along as meals.
See another pic attached.
"Jiao Qzi" is a type of Chinese dumplings. Seasoned chopped vegetables and meat are wrapped in a little round pastry (think is made of rice flour), and two edges are folded over with some water and it is given a twist to shape it. These are then either steamed or panfried.
Steaming it will be in a little round steel/wooden tray. It is usually sold on per tray basis consisting of about 10 "jiao qzi". Cost about 3yuan per tray. (see additional pic attached)
Panfried "jiao qzi" is done by light frying it in a big round pan with a little oil until it's slightly brown on the pastry. It comes in a plate of 10 "jiao qzi". Cost is about 3.50 per plate. (see additional pic attached)
Eat these little "jiao qzi" hot with the sauces provided : bean sauce (brown) and clear clear soya/vinegar sauce
If you really want to try out the variety of dishes what the locals eat, why not try the economy meals that are sold in many outlets. They called it the "Fast Food" in China. Go during lunch or dinner hours, you will see the shops display the array of food/dishes for the day - mostly pipping hot. Take your pick. There are really lots to choose from - ranging from vegetarian dishes to meat dishes of fish, pork and beef. Prices from 4yuan to 8yuan. (see another pic attached). It comes with a bowl of rice and soup.
For the choice of 2veggies and 1meat dish is 5yuan
Favorite Dish: Our choice :- (see another picture attached)
1) Snowpeas/Stringbeans/Squids - 5yuan
2) Fish/Egg/Pumpkin - 5yuan
Served with rice and Soup.
Most of the shops or restaurants will almost have the same food. You pay as you order. Ask for the price and check out the portion first before confirming your order
Favorite Dish: Here are a couple of nice specialities which we have sampled :-
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Pic 1 : Nice hot toasted buns. Fillings are of vegetables and glass noodles. The crust of the bun is crispy and the filling is moist and tasty. Minumum order : 2piece for 1.20yuan
Pic 2: Steamed "Jiao Qzi" - Little rice pastry wrapped with fillings of vegetables and steamed to cook. Eat when hot. Goes well with the bean sauce. 3yuan for a tray of about 10 jiao qzi
Pic 3 : Light soya milk and "yu tiao" - You dip the "yu tiao" (chinese cruellers) into the soya milk. Simple and nice. 3yuan for a set (a bowl of soya milk and a tray of yu tiao)
This is a local shop that sells seafood noodles. It is by chance that we saw this shop in one of the side lanes when we were walking along the main street towards Wanda Mall and Chaoyang Guangchang. It was lunch time and we saw many locals taking a queue to order their food. We decided to give it a try.
This is a "self service" eatery, meaning, once you placed your order, you will get a number. When your order is ready, they will announce your number and you collect your bowls of food from the "counter"
Favorite Dish: We ordered 2 different types of noodles.
1) Dried Seafood noodles consists of the flat noodles with slight brown sauce topped with roasted pork , dried shrimps, vegetables and groundnuts. It is served with a bowl of hot clear soup. Price is 7yuan
2) Wet/Soup Seafood noodles also consists of flat noodles with hot soup in it with lots of slices of meat, brown squids and prawns, garnished with lots of spring onions. Price is 7.50yuan
We prefer the Wet/Soup seafood noodles as we find it more tasty. Note that serving per portion is big.
See picture attached for item (2) and also the front of the shop.
Most of the food like and tasted very good. The drinks were made very well and they serve ice.
Favorite Dish: They make a noodle dish that was EXCELLENT .. I put my chicken dish aside and helped Lyn eat the noodle dish. ..LOL :). Now..she knows how to make it for me.