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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Zhengning Street Food Night Market in Lanzhou, China

Entrance from South Yongchang Road to the Zhengning Street Food Night Market

A recent conversation with someone who lives in Lanzhou, Gansu province reminded me of Lanzhou's Zhengning Street Food Night Market (正宁路小吃夜市). While I was exploring another supposed Lanzhou night market (It was identified incorrectly in a guide and was actually just a street with many restaurants), a helpful college student I questioned suggested Zhengning Street. It sounded like it had potential, and it turned out to be one of the better food night markets I have come across in mainland China. The night market includes many of the requisite small food stalls and also has several restaurants lining the street. I happily ate there several times during my time in Lanzhou.

To capture some of the night market's spirit, I will share several scenes. They show just a small sample of the foods available there (warning: could cause intense cravings, although one photo in particular might dampen a few appetites). I recommend exploring its full options if you ever find yourself in Lanzhou. It is a truly "local experience", and you will eat well.

And Dad, happy Father's Day. Sorry I can't send any of this your way to celebrate.

dense crowd at Zhengning Street Night Market in Lanzhou, China

dining alfresco at Zhengning Street Night Market in Lanzhou, China
Dining alfresco at one of the restaurants

food at Zhengning Street Night Market in Lanzhou, China
Pick your noodles and then several toppings

green noodles with toppings at Zhengning Street Night Market in Lanzhou, China
One of my creations (with green noodles of course)

one of the places to eat at Zhengning Street Night Market in Lanzhou, China
One of several noodles places

serving a variety of lamb parts at Zhengning Street Night Market in Lanzhou, China
A variety of lamb parts for your dining pleasure

lamb heads at Zhengning Street Night Market in Lanzhou, China
Plenty of lamb heads are available.

leg of lamb at Zhengning Street Night Market in Lanzhou, China
If a lamb head is not to your liking, maybe a leg of lamb will do.

grilled meat and veggies in bread at Zhengning Street Night Market in Lanzhou, China
There are also options if you like your meat sans bones.

variety of dry nuts and beans at Zhengning Street Night Market in Lanzhou, China
Or there are numerous varieties of beans and nuts to choose from if you want some snacks sans both bones & meat.

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