Gallery Inn, Gu Yi (Hua Lang Lü Guan, Gu Yi Di­an 画廊旅馆, 故驿店)

This spe­cial, rel­a­tive­ly iso­lat­ed bed-and-break­fast and café has a gar­den up­hill from the new Ku­lang­su Gallery of For­eign Ar­ti­facts from the Palace Mu­se­um Col­lec­tion (Gu Lang Yu Wai Guo Wen Wu Bo Wu Guan 鼓浪屿外国文物博物馆). Be­cause of its el­e­vat­ed lo­ca­tion, the space gets ter­rif­ic sunlight.

On a beau­ti­ful day, you may be tempt­ed to hang out all day on their slight­ly ram­shackle col­lec­tion of ta­bles and chairs in as­sort­ed shapes, sizes, and col­ors, and breathe in Kulangsu’s in­for­mal, down-to-earth charm.

But the re­al high­light is the de­li­cious Tai­wan-style pork rice (tai wan lu rou fan 台湾卤肉饭), with ten­der, deeply sa­vory braised shreds of fat­ty pork meat and its de­li­cious juices fla­vor­ing a bowl of per­fect­ly steamed white rice. If you run out of juice, ask for more. A va­ri­ety of oth­er sim­ple dish­es, snacks, and cof­fee drinks, and beer are al­so served.

Ad­dress:  Gu­langyu Fux­ing Lu 67, Xi­a­men, Fu­jian, China