Revitalized Street Food Market

Photo by weibo.com/dgdalaba

Photo by weibo.com/dgdalaba

Before Chinese New Year, HERE! reported the rise and fall of Zhenhua Road’s night snack market, a decades old spot for nightlife. It turns out that not only did vendors find a way to continue, but by moving to a new, government-approved location, the number of venders increased tenfold. More than 200 stalls make up three rows beside the new Guangming market on Guangming Road, serving hundreds of varieties of snacks from chicken wings, cheese cake, lemon tea, BBQ oysters, to desserts and drinks. Every day crowds gather, beginning around 7 p.m., next to spacious free parking allowing for less hassle compared to the original market. It has undoubtedly become the largest late night food street in the city. While the market is a good example of local snacks and lifestyle, some readers may want to be informed that the controversial shark fin soup is also served.