Try Dabianlu in Sanya, a popular Hainan-style seafood hotpot

Print en.sanyatour.com Updated: 2020-02-25

For Sanya natives, seafood is a common dish on their tables. When dining out with friends or family, people often go for seafood dinners.

The quality of the seafood in Sanya is famous for its unparalleled freshness. Local restaurants offer some of the freshest catches from up and down China’s southeastern coast.


Hainan-style seafood hotpot, also called Dabianlu by locals, is one of the best ways to enjoy seafood in Sanya, as it retains the original flavor of the catch very well.



Sanya boasts a wide variety of seafood delicacies available at the many seafood restaurants and stalls throughout the city.


Many hotels and restaurants across the city offer seafood hotpot on their menus. On the long, winding list of such gourmet destinations, No 1 Market, Chunyuan Square, Xinmin Street, and Youyi Seafood Square are considered the city's culinary seafood hot spots. These places are generally loud, full, and bustling with activity. People eat and drink around tables in a hazy atmosphere filled with the inimitable aroma of hotpot.


Chunyuan Seafood Square 


A typical seafood hotpot includes an assortment of seafood, such as nutritious fish head, prawns, clams, crab, and other fine choices, as well as plates of green vegetables for dipping in the pale soup bases.


To enhance the flavor, diners can choose to dip the seafood in different sauces like mashed garlic, chopped coriander, soy sauce, and fresh lime. Generally, guests can enjoy a tempting and nutritious low fat meal with great, balanced variety.


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