The night market is an active symbol of the charm of the city and a representative of the city culture. It oozing through the youth of most people and flowing with the economic development of an era. For the night market, often under the night, living color shengxiang, vigorous growth is also eclectic, fresh clothes and bristling with fireworks.
If a city has a night market to go to, I envy the people who live here. The zhengning road night market in lanzhou caught my eye. It wasn’t the first time I’d visited a city’s street fireworks, nor was it the first time I’d joined the crowd in a street of tasty snacks.
Many people say zhengning road “dirty”, pit tourists, things are expensive, the taste is also general. There are different opinions on this evaluation. Night markets, which originated in Tokyo (now kaifeng) in the northern song dynasty, not only include buying and selling groceries, tasting snacks, but also folk art of playing games and performing acrobatics. But over time, night markets tend to be reduced to groceries and snacks.
It is said that jiqing street night market in wuhan before the transformation, there is folk singing art, in the crowded between the stalls, the interpretation of different wuhan customs. Although the transformed jiqing street still retains the performance, but for the majority of diners, the new environment does not mean the continuation of the old taste.
Therefore, when I was traveling in a city, I was more attracted by the seemingly chaotic night market, which was “dirty and messy” in the eyes of tourists. No matter how local people ridicule them for not going, how foreign tourists revile the pit, the night market itself is innocent. Once it becomes a must-see for city travelers, what snack street in the country isn’t?
If you want to get to know a city, you can’t miss the night market, which is the most down-to-earth food culture. In the floating crowd, no matter who you are or who you are, as far as the night market is concerned, you are just like everyone else, just a customer.
Although zhengning road night market in lanzhou is not big, only two or three hundred meters long, but the variety of food ingredients can be said to be various, when there is really no can not buy, only unexpected. It is said that this is the most popular night market, known as one of the six famous night markets in the country.
When the sun goes down, zhengning road begins to be noisy. At 8 or 9 o ‘clock in the evening, it is the most boiling time. It lasts until 2 or 3 o ‘clock in the morning.
But unlike other domestic food snack street, the night market is everywhere here big northwest flavor, give priority to with mutton snacks and food very much, including with Fried potato, all kinds of barbecue, the roast mutton, eggs laozhao, sour soup dumplings, sheep miscellaneous, lanzhou liangpi, etc, but also has the flavor of other cities, such as grilled fish, grilled squid, shandong pancakes, Fried seafood, chow mein, shaanxi rolling face, bacon apply etc.
But if you see a very long line, there’s no doubt it’s milk, eggs and wine. This kind of snack is very popular, there are many such small shops on zhengning road, this is to visit zhengning road night market must have a taste of food, recommend horse ye egg milk and wine soups.
Not because I was on the documentary a bite of China, but because the taste of this glutinous wine is truly unique, something I have never seen on a snack street or night market in any other city in the country.
When I stood on the road night market, tourists flock to them in all directions, seemingly “on the halls of no thing” flavor snack, though not so delicate, but can’t deny is that when people are in the warm night market, easy to get your generous, there is a blended in the city’s sense of belonging and quietly living comfortable.
I think this is probably the charm of night market culture. Although there is no exquisite shop of commercial pedestrian street, nor the cleanliness and tidiness of big shopping malls, nor the excessive whitewashing of late transformation, such night markets are often the most close to people’s lives and the closest to people. It seems to be just eating and drinking, but in fact, whether a city is rich enough, the night market culture can not be ignored.
Urban deposits play a decisive role in the development of the whole urban culture, including the history of the city, the size of the city, the characteristics of the city and so on. The characteristics here are reflected in all aspects of the city’s edges and corners, whether it is the sign culture of the shops or the street fireworks of the night market, to have some personality, if you lose the personality, you will lose the soul.
Therefore, when I walk in the zhengning road night market in lanzhou, I feel very full of heart. Although I am just a passer-by, zhengning road still shows me an attitude: time is walking, times are changing, some people scold, some people boast, but the inside of a city has not changed.
The night market is casual, free and has the atmosphere of fireworks market. It can be integrated with the urban elites and the common people. The night market will never reject anyone, nor praise or scold.
Of course, lanzhou night market is not only zhengning road night market, jiuquan road night market, yongchang road night market, nanguan night market and so on. However, no matter who they are, they always coexist with the prosperity and tradition between cities, which is an important object indispensable to the development of night economy.