Sanya Food

Last updated by chinatravel at 2016/5/1

In Sanya, you can taste all kinds of seafood, tropical fruits, characteristic drink and the local flavors of all the counties in Hainan. Furthermore, you can enjoy the authentic four famous dishes of Hainan in  restaurants in Sanya. Sea cucumber, abalone, and shark fin are three precious and nutritious seafoods with various cooking and eating methods. Except those rare seafoods, there are countless seafoods in Sanya including shrimp, crab, fish, conch, seashell, sandworm, and so on and so forth. The local flavors of Li and Miao minorities are also part of the delicacy of Sanya. They are full of ethnic features. In addition, you can taste the Korean food, Islamic food, wheaten food of Northern China, and etc.

Sanya Featured Food:

Wenchang Chicken

Wenchang Chicken

The authentic Wenchang Chicken is so named because it is produced in Wenchang City. It is made with the meat of home fed chicken which are carefully selected and fed with particular food. After being cooked with refined skills and particular ingredients, the authentic Wenchang Chicken looks oily and smells fragrant. If you have a taste, you will find that the bone is soft while the meat is very delicate. It tastes smooth but not oily, it smell fragrant but not ordinary. It is so delicious that you will not get tired of it however much have you had. It is well received by customers both domestic and abroad and you can have a taste of it in any hotel of Sanya.

Chitling Like Rice Noodles

Chitling Like Rice Noodles

Rice that has been stored for half a year is selected and is pestled into plasm and then steamed into thin pieces which are rolled into the shape of chitling. As to the accompanying ingredients, red sugar is sliced into pieces and then put into the water with sweet or salty sauce, orange skin powder and flicium powder. And then it is boiled for several hours with small fire. After all this is done, the rice wine vinegar locally made, garlic and cooked peanut oil are accompanied with fired shrimp rolls, fried peanuts, baked pork and shallot puddings. Before being ready be served, the chitling like rice noodles are cut into small burls and put in the bowl and added the ingredients listed above in order. After being mixed well, it tastes fragrant and smooth.    

Hele Crab

Hele Crab

It is so named because it is produced in the joint water region of the fresh water and the salty water in Hele Town of Wanning City. This kind of seafood is featured with full crab extract and tender meat which is a characteristic other crabs don’t have. The crab extract is in the color of golden yellow and looks oily with special fragrance. Hele Crab tastes best if steamed and accompanied with ginger and garlic together with vinegar. It maintains the original taste of the crab and tastes especially fresh and delicate. If you want to have a try, visit any seafood hotel of Sanya.

Dongshan Mutton

Dongshan Mutton

Dongshan Mutton is so named because it is mainly produced in Dongshan Mountain of Wanning City. It is featured with oily black hair. As to the mutton, it is a delicacy featured with tender meat and thick soup. It tastes fresh and is free of sheep smell and you will find it’s so refreshing in your mouth. There are various cooking methods for Dongshan Mutton. Any kind of them has its own characteristics no matter it is baked, braised or steamed. You can have a taste of it in any mutton hotel in Sanya. 

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