Due to Yiwu’s prosperous economy people from all over the country swarm there all year round. This means they bring their local cuisines to the city which is great news for anyone looking for something delicious to eat. There is a fabulous choice awaiting you from a wide variety of top class restaurants to the more humble snack stalls. Of course, this does not mean that Yiwu has none of its own local food for visitors to sample. There is no need to worry; the city enjoys an advantageous position and a mild climate, which means it has several of its own products, some of which have long been world famous.
Ham, jujube (sometimes known in the West as the Chinese Date) and brown sugar are considered to the three treasures of Yiwu. In the city, an old saying goes that eating three jujubes every day will stave off senility in human beings. At the same time, the city is also noted as the hometown of brown sugar which is richer in nutrition than white sugar. Finally, don’t forget to sample Yiwu Ham. All these can be bought in the shops here.
This is not the end of tasting the delicious food to the full. Coming to the city’s streets and lanes, you must have a try of Donghe Meat Cake and Yiting Pulled Noodles. The Donghe Meat Cake is a very thin cake made from half-lean pork. They originated from Donghe Village and considered to be a good wife’s standard. Highly popular with the locals, the cake and noodles are very famous in Yiwu, and you are able to sample them both at roadside stalls as well as in deluxe restaurants. Now, you will find several cake diners in Huagong Road.
As well as these, other townships in Yiwu City have their own specialties. For example, the crisp cake made in Fotang Town, the sesame cake in Suxi Town and the fried cake of Ersanli Town.
Huafeng Snack World
Reasonable prices and various kinds of snacks, fast food, hot pot and seafood attract many of locals and visitors.
Address: the 1st floor of Huafeng Restaurant, Canghou Road
Jilaoda Big Plate Chicken
Address: No.31, 4th Road, Binwang Business and Trade Zone, Dada Dumpling Restaurant (dumpling of Yantan, Shandong Province)
Address: No.38, 8th Road, Binwang Business and Trade Zone
Haichen Restaurant (Xinjiang flavor)
Address: No.188-10, Chezhan Road
Paguoer Restaurant (Sinkiang flavor)
Address: No217, Huangyuan Road
Guangshan Restaurant (Chaozhou cuisine)
Address: No.1-2, No.321 Alley, Huagong Road
Laohu Porridge (porridge, snacks of Jinhua City, Zhejiang Province)
Address: No.137, Chouzhou West Road
One Thousand and One Nights (Middle East flavor)
Address: No.83, 4th Road, Binwang Business and Trade Zone
Venice Restaurant, Yiwu
Mayide Restaurant (Arabian flavor)
Address: No.235, Chouzhou North Road
Venice Restaurant (Western flavor)
Brief Introduction: Venice restaurant, located at the back of the International Hotel, is close to Empire Bar. It has top western food chef from Australian and shanghai city, and provides weatern food and coffee. Free wireless internet and western music are available in the restaurant.
Address: No.10, Building 2, Binwang International Mansion
Operating Hours: 10:00~01:00 (the next day)
Bus Routes: K1, K123, K121, 201, 100
Binwang location: No.18-22, the 2nd Street, Shangmao District, Binwang Road
Dinuo location: No.1-7, Danxi North Road, Renmin Square
Jiangbin Road: No.342-348, Jiangbin Middle Road
Ming Tien Coffee Language
Address: the 2nd floor of International Mansion, No.208, Binwang Road
Address: No.168, Gongren North Road
Clubs and Pubs
Gold Coast Theatre Entertainment
Address: No.128, Chengzhong Middle Road