When in Nanjing another good place for your night-time is the prosperous Hunan Road. Hunan Road to Nanjing is just as well known as the internationally known Nanjing Road to Shanghai. The several hundred meters long street is lined with impressive skylines. There are hundreds of clothes shops, department stores and up-market restaurants and many well-known international brand-names can be found in this street. The Shiziqiao Food Street in this area is a paradise for gourmets.
For a taste of the local flavours, one recommendation is Shiziqiao Street, in conjunction with Hunanlu Street. It is my policy to try the most indigenous local food wherever I go. For that reason the Nanjing Dapaidang restaurant is one good choice. Its deliberate antique decorations as well as the furniture indicate a clear vow to provide a flavour that is one hundred percent local.
There are so many choices but we can only recommend a few here we are. This is Shizitou, an easy one to remember, the head of a lion. This one is the root of the lotus. This one is Luhao, vegetable only available in this part of China and the last one, this one I've never heard of, it's called Tang Yumiao, sweet little taros.