Campus Library opposite canteen 3
There are plenty of eating options on the main university campus however there may not be so much point in giving any recommendations as the restaurants open and close with sometimes alarming frequency. However, it may be more useful to ask students as they are more likely to be up to date on such matters.
Along the front of campus there is a row of shops and restaurants. Along here can be found Cantonese food, a dumplings restaurant, a Hunan restaurant (has blue and white tablecloths - very spicy food), a Muslim restaurant (many lamb dishes) and also a restaurant that serves food from the Shantou area (lots of fish dishes). It’s worthwhile asking students for their recommendations. You don’t even have to leave campus to sample many varieties of Chinese food!
You can eat well at the canteens on campus for around 7 RMB* for a full meal. There are restaurants just outside the campus, two in the village and one behind the water tower. There are generally two options, fast food or food cooked to order. Fast food is cheap and often comes with rice, normally about 10 RMB for a meal with soup. Food cooked to order is more expensive but still reasonable. If you are eating in the canteens or want to order fast food from a restaurant it is important to turn up at the right time. Lunch is 10:30 to 12:30 and evening meal from 4:00 to 6:00. Eating later than this means choice is reduced and often the food is cold.