Many customers are attracted by the ocean view through the restaurant. Outside seats are the best ones to enjoy the beautiful ocean view which concluded Gulangyu Island. However, the food there is also excellent. The restaurant mainly serves Hong Kong style tea and pastries and some Xiamen style snacks. Shrimp dumplings (虾饺), sea sedge cake (海苔饼), Xuemeiniang wrapped with durian (榴莲雪梅娘, Xuemeiniang is a kind of desert which is made with sticky rice and wrapped with cream or something else inside), shrimp cake (虾饼), fried oyster (海蛎煎), chicken claws (凤爪) and Mianxian paste (面线糊, a kind of Xiamen-style snack and the main ingredient is sweet potato powder and vermicelli) are the most popular kinds of food.
Shuyou Seafood Grand Restaurant should be the best one to relish seafood in Xiamen. There are various kinds of fish, shrimp, crab and scallop. Dishes made with lobsters, scallops or abalones are really delicious and fresh. The most popular snack should be sandworm jerry (土笋冻, a kind of jerry made with sandworms in sand beach). Octopus and goose liver are also worthy to have a try.
There is a branch restaurant in Hubin North Road (湖滨北路).
It is really a very popular restaurant in Xiamen for the delicious food and the affordable price. Seafood there is fresh and well cooked with keeping the original taste. Sleeve-fish cooked with soy sauce (酱油水鱿鱼) is the most famous dish. Solen (竹蛭), clam (花蛤), sea cucumber (海瓜子), steamed crab (清蒸蟹), fried rice-flour noodles (炒米粉), shrimps (沙虾) and steamed sleeve-fish (清蒸鱿鱼) are highly recommended by customers having been there.
The restaurant serves pure Cantonese style dishes. Dishes for dinner are mainly Chaozhou-style dishes, with okay taste. The highlights of Chaofu City restaurant are morning tea, lunch tea and night tea, which are served with exquisite dim sums. The dim sums are made after customers have ordered. The serves might be too busy to offer fast services. Recommended food is shrimp dumplings (虾饺), chicken claws (凤爪), crispy durian cake (榴莲酥), roast young pigeon, steamed vermicelli rolls (肠粉), mango pudding (芒果布丁), minced pork congee with preserved egg (皮蛋瘦肉粥) and barbecued pork pastry (叉烧酥).
The restaurant mainly serves pure Thailand-style dishes, such as curry crab (咖喱蟹), roast chicken with lemon leaves (柠檬叶烤鸡), queen tofu (皇后豆腐), dongyin gong soup (冬阴功汤, vinegar-pepper shrimp soup, the “national soup” of Thailand) and tofu cooked with crab meat (蟹粉豆腐). The decoration and the services there are quite good. Outside seats are quite near the ocean, and guests can enjoy the whole view of Gulangyu Island.
It is a nice place to eat hot pot in winter for its delicious food and affordable price. The soup for hot pot is fresh and great, with variety of ingredients. Recommended dishes for hot pot are beef, mutton, frozen tofu, potato, taro root and sweet potato. Roast mutton cubes on skewers (烤羊肉串) and roast mutton chops (烤羊排) are worthy to relish.
The vegetarian dishes are unique in taste. It seems that some dishes are made with meat, but they are pure vegetarian dishes with meat-like characters. Xiangni Cangzhen (香泥藏珍, made with taro root), Buddhist feast (罗汉斋, the main ingredients are vegetables and mushrooms), mashed taro (芋泥) and Putuo vermicelli (普陀粉丝) are several most popular dishes.
The restaurant is built with a two-floor villa and a courtyard, being the best western restaurant in Xiamen. The food filled with a cultural shock with a famous city, Los Angeles. Among the various appetizers, fried calamari served with spicy marinara sauce should be the best. Pizza and Caesar salad adding chicken are two popular dishes. Guests can visit its website to check out the menu and detailed information. (Website: http://www.thehousexm.com/ ) In addition, there is a peaceable big dog named Saint Bemard, up to 2011, it is 10 years old, and most customers having been there are all love it very much.
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