Long Tou Public Food Market (Long Tou Cai Shi Chang 龙头菜市场)

This colorful food bazaar, which takes up a town block, is bursting with energy and speed. It’s paradise for the home cook who has a fetish for the kind of traditional local produce, dairy, meat, and fish you can only get at a farmer’s market like this. Group tourists rarely wander through this market, but for the independent foodie, browsing through the Long Tou Food market is like traveling back in time to the locavore future.

Fresh local eggs of all colors at Long Tou Public Food Market, Kulangsu (Gulangyu)

You’ll find beautiful local eggs of all sizes, shapes, and colors, and flopping-fresh fish.

Fish at Long Tou Public Food Market, Kulangsu (Gulangyu)
Fruit at Long Tou Public Food Market, Kulangsu (Gulangyu)

Above all, you’ll find the island’s most beautiful and diverse display of exotic tropical fruit, some varieties of which many visitors—even from other parts of China—have never seen before.

Expertly hand-butchered meat sits at another counter.

Meat counter at Long Tou Public Food Market, Kulangsu (Gulangyu)

And local snails are always a Kulangsu delicacy.

Snails at Long Tou Public Food Market, Kulangsu (Gulangyu)

Address: Close to 108 Longtou Road, Gulangyu Island, Siming District, Xiamen City, China

对于那些想要买蔬果、奶制品、肉类或鱼来自己煮的人,龙头菜市场简直可以说是他们的天堂。虽然旅游团基本不会来这个市场,但是对自由行的美食家们,在龙头菜市场逛就时光倒流一样精彩。在这个菜市场里,你会发现各种不同的食材和一些来自其它地方,可能你没见过的热带水果品种。

地址:厦门市思明区鼓浪屿龙头路108号附近

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