At first I was a bit skeptical; I’ve looked for sushi in Yinchuan for a long time. Every where I had gone to before seemed only to emphasize rolls (with mayonnaise on top 🤮) or was way overpriced. Fuwei Hefeng is not cheap, but it’s not expensive either.
The first thing that stands out is how clean and quiet it is. The decor is modern, clean, and Japanese. There is a small play area for kids in the corner, where they can make their own “sushi”. Upstairs, there’s plenty of seating and yet another small play area for kids. There’s also a bar there but it wasn’t being utilized while we were there.
I’ve been to a lot of different sushi restaurants, so it’s easy for me to say that Fuwei Hefeng is NOT the best sushi in the world. But it’s very good sushi, especially because they serve sashimi. 😍 I haven’t found a place in Yinchuan that serves that. The rolls do come with some mayonnaise at the top but the flavor is lighter and not as strong as the mayonnaise I usually find.
They also serve imported Japanese soda, which was fun and surprising. Overall, we’re definitely coming back. This place was great!
Plant Cafe is located on the corner of Qinshui Street and Shanghai West Road next to Wanda Realm. Plant Cafe sells drip coffee, espresso based coffee, and cold brew. They also sell hot beverages such as hot chocolate and tea.
ZhangTieTao is an oil painting artist located in Wuzhong. He has a small studio with some artwork of the Wuzhong area. He has as been featured in the Wuzhong Museum of Art where there is an exhibition of his work.
His studio is on the 10th floor. Contact him on WeChat before stopping by.
WeChat ID: wxid_7hg6v8iq5y9022
Hidden in Wuzhong is a small business that specializes in woodcarvings and burning images into wood. Most of the wood work in the Ningxia museum was done by this company. Mostly, they specialize in signs, but they can do just about anything. They have multiple machines.
In the past, they also did some unique items like painting maps of the silk road onto a sheepskin canvas. They still have a few maps for sell, and they informed us that upon request and payment maps can be made. They have done maps of the silk road, tea routes, China, Ningxia, etc.
It is recommended to connect on WeChat before showing up at the warehouse to confirm someone will be present.
WeChat ID: zhou123wenji
Nome is located on the first floor of the CC Park Shopping Plaza. Nome sells accessories, clothing, and household items. From phone chargers and phone cases to decorative pillows and clocks, this store offers a variety of items.
Wu Mart is located on the first floor of the CC Park Shopping Plaza. Wu Mart is a supermarket that sells fresh produce, meats, and other grocery items. Wu Mart also sells a variety of household items. Though the name sounds very similar, Wu Mart is not Walmart.
Wuzhong is famous in Ningxia for ShouZhua which is lamb ribs slow cooked so that they are tender. ShouZhua means grab. The idea is to pick up the piece of meat, dip it into a dark vinegar and garlic sauce and eat it. It is a Hui and Wuzhong speciality. This is one of the most famous restaurants in Ningxia for this dish.
This restaurant is a favorite of locals and tourists. It is a popular destination for groups and weddings. It has many rooms upstairs as well as a large dining area on the first floor. Lunch is normally the busiest time.
There is a picture menu with many options. The restaurant is also famous for its version of eight treasure tea. It packages the tea and sells it as well. You can order the tea in a pitcher or a tea cup. The tea cup is the best way to experience the tea. If you do not know how to use the lid on the cup to keep the tea leaves and nuts out of your mouth, ask a server to show you the proper way to use the cup.
This restaurant also has nice silverware for those who are not comfortable using chopsticks. If they see you struggling with chopsticks, they will bring forks and knives.
Adidas is located on the first floor of the CC Park Shopping Plaza. Adidas sells clothes and shoes. The store is organized by activities. You will find attire for running, training, and basketball. You will also find a section for Adidas originals.
Camel is located on the third floor of the Xinhualian Mall. There are two Camel stores in the Xinhualian Mall. One is a children’s store. This store sells shoes, jeans, and a variety of children’s outwear clothing.
Camel is located on the third floor of the Xinhualian Mall. There are two Camel stores in the Xinhualian Mall. One is an adult’s store. This store sells bags, shoes, outerwear, and activewear for both men and women.
Ilahui is located on the second floor of the Xinhualian Mall. Ilahui sells a variety of items. They sell accessories, toys, and pillows. They sell kitchen items such as storage containers, utensils, cups, and tea pots. They also sell a variety of hair and beauty products.