Last time I told you a lot of things about the girlie-clothes-shopping side here in Zhuhai. Now it is time for the question “Where can I find fresh food to cook on my own?” There are several places to find food in Zhuhai. Where to go depends on what you want.
If you want to buy fresh meat and some vegetables you have to go to one of the “wet markets” here in Zhuhai, for example in the district of Gongbei. But I need to tell you one thing; these “wet markets” are different to what you have seen in Europe or in the US. Mostly the “wet market” is in one big building with a minimum of two crowded floors. One stand is next to the other but it’s sorted by sections of meat, vegetables and seafood.

You will find all sorts of seasonal and regional vegetables there and the price is quite cheap in comparison to our prices back in Europe. In the meat section you need to have a strong stomach. Nearly every kind meat could be found there, from duck and chicken up to sheep and beef.

vegetable marketing in zhuhai
vegetable marketing in zhuhai
duck meat
duck meat

This is the place where it starts to smell really strong, and along with the view, it’s kind of hard for me NOT to escape to the fresh air. I think seeing these pictures gives you a small idea of what you can find there. However, this is fresh meat which, if well cooked, tastes really good.

chinese meat market
chinese meat market

In those “wet markets” you also can buy fresh fish, but I would recommend buying fish at the fresh fish market in Xiangzhou near the port of the fishermen called Xiangzhou Yugang. Every morning the freshly caught fish is brought there. It is also a nice sightseeing part of Zhuhai. If you don’t like the typical markets here in Zhuhai, we also have the normal Western supermarkets.

fresh seafood
fresh seafood

Maybe you know “Carrefour” and “Wal-Mart” – those two supermarkets are representing the western food stores in Zhuhai. In those shops you can nearly find everything you need for the household: from food, beverages up to kitchen utensils and clothes. They also have an “imported goods” section – this is like paradise for us interns. Sometimes you can find goods from Germany like “Rittersport” chocolate, or from Italy, like pizza and pasta, and a lot more lovely things. So don’t be afraid of missing the homemade food – you can cook it yourself with all the goods from the western supermarkets.

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