This sidewalk stand is an ideal place for a mid-afternoon pit stop to sample one of the island’s classic local specialties: the oyster omelette. Here, the delicious dish is turned out with speed and consistency while you stand by on the sidewalk.
Watch and appreciate the artistry in the street chef’s careful construction of the omelette, which is spread across a cast-iron pan to form an almost perfectly circular ring of fluffy egg around its nucleus of oysters, scallions, and sweet-potato-flour batter. Don’t forget to dip it into Xiamen’s trademark sweet-and-spicy red sauce, which comes on the side–and if you’re lucky, maybe also squirted on top in the shape of the number “189,” in honor of the shop’s address (Long Tou Lu 189).
Address:189 Longtou Road, Gulangyu Island, Siming District, Xiamen City, China