The island’s alluring tropical cuisine begins with the fresh, healthy, local seafood that comes in from fishing boats every morning. Kulangsu is most famous for its oyster omelette, but many authentic local and Min specialties will compete for your attention, including fragrant steamed shrimp, savory clam custard, spicy garlic-chili razor clams, Indonesian-influenced peanut satay soup, and for the more adventurous palates, sea-worm-wasabi jelly. Even at the fanciest places in town, the vibe is casual, the people are friendly, and the beer is cheap. Welcome to seafood-and-spice paradise.

Choose one of the food or drink types in the menu to browse some of the places to eat that represent Kulangsu, or choose “bars” to check out some of the island’s lively nightlife options.