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Malasang Fruit Juice (马拉桑果汁) – Gulangyu, Xiamen, China

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This is a nation wide chain of fruit juice stalls. The best thing about their juices is that it is freshly squeezed right in front of you. No added sugar or any other preservatives! This one is located in front of the pier, straight about 200m walk. Definitely refreshing after a hot day of walking on the island of Gulangyu!

Shop front
Shop front
Literally squeeze… manual but it works damn well.
Passionfruit (In season Sept-Oct) with Guava juice. RMB13
Lemon with Starfruit juice RMB10
Bits of Passionfruit pulp and seeds with every sip.

Rating: 5/5

Taste: All natural, wholesome!

Portion: Average

Service: I dunno about other shops but this shop’s young couple were very friendly and took the time to recommend what is suitable for us.

Ambience: Takeaway but no sign of houseflies.

Price: Affordable!

RTE: If I’m there again, I would!

Location: 鼓浪屿福州路64号

褚家园咖啡馆 – 鼓浪屿(Gulangyu), Xiamen, China

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As I continue to walk after my food tasting at 林氏鱼丸, I was actually searching for this place. If you have taken a wrong turn, you may never find this nice little secret garden. But if you speak Mandarin, just ask the locals. This place is well known in Gulangyu or even Xiamen for their coffees and if I’m not wrong, their barista came in runners-up in some barista competition. I was lucky to have found this place, which looked like someone else’s garden from the main door, and trotted in to find a lovely paradise hiding in the small island of Gulangyu.

Main door. It’s actually a conserved historical building. Entry only for customers.
Walking towards the main building.
For group meetings
Hidden piped in music in the garden, which adds to the lovely ambience.
Facade of the building
Reminds me of the old Shanghai
Wow 1930s building
Lovely colonial ambience
The table where I sat
Bar Counter
My triple shot latte RMB35 – Blend is pretty robust, lovely crema and served at a good temperature.
Teaspoons from UK… Maybe made in China haha
伯爵红茶 RMB30 – Signature ice red tea. It has a very strong flowery fragrance. I thought it was some flavored tea leaves but I was told it isn’t… It’s just the fragrance from the tea leaves! Nice and refreshing!
Homemade signature Tiramisu RMB58
Their signature cheesecake RMB38. Not cheap for this baked cheesecake but it was very rich and enjoyed every bit of it!
Bill

Rating: 5/5.

Taste: Awesome for a nice tea session! My only regret is not trying their popular food like Beef Rice, Baked Escagots, etc. But the desserts will do really fine!

Portion: Average.

Service: Really good. Service staff would be so obliging to explain to you the make of the food on the menu.

Ambience: Nice and serene. Was there during autumn, still warm so didn’t sit outside in the garden. Inside’s aircon is chillax!

Price: See last photo.

RTE: Definitely!

Location & Contacts: See last photo. 🙂

沈家闽南肠粉 – Gulangyu, Xiamen, China

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Gulangyu is a little island off Xiamen and a place for loads of good food… apart from sightseeing. So after arriving at the port of Gulangyu, we walked straight to the little shops where all the food are. 沈家闽南肠粉 is the first stop and the queue is always damn long. Just becareful when queuing up, there’ll be people pushing carts of goods going up the slope and they will just budge their way through. Be prepared to screw them! Anyways, pics below:

The pier heading to Gulangyu
Ramp going to the waiting area to board the ferry
Super a lot of people!
In the ferry reaching Gulangyu… about 15mins ride
Arrived at Gulangyu… Head straight for food!
Nice architecture everywhere
Entering Longtou Lu
Fujian lu you’ll see the long queue for the cheong fun
So many people…
Shop front
One cook, one pack and receives cash
Served piping hot!

Rating: 5/5.

Taste: Really good! Very nice and soft texture, with egg, some minced pork and veg. Chilli is nice but spicy, so medium spicy is ok for those who love spicy. I would have gone for second round if not for all the food ahead of my day trip in Gulangyu!

Service: The guy taking orders and money is really nice and very good service.

Ambience: N.A. Takeaway and eat nearby standing.

Portion: Average.

Price: RMB9… so cheap!

RTE: Definitely!

Location: 鼓浪屿福建路57号