If you're after a meal that's not Chinese, the coffee shop at the Shangri-la hotel serves the best Western buffet breakfast in town. Pizza Hut, McDonald's, and KFC are all concentrated on the same intersection on Jianghan Lu, 1 block northwest of the overhead walkway at the Zhongshan Da Dao intersection. Faguo Jie (French Street), a street full of Western restaurants, coffee shops, and pubs, was opened by foreigners living in Wuhan in Jinse Gangwan (Golden Harbour), Sanjiao Hu, Hanyang, an expat community; take bus no. 202, 204, 205, or 208. For some local flavor, go to Hubuxiang (bus no. 542 to Simenkou), which is called the Breakfast Street. Stalls sell local street food such as reganmian (Wuhan-style dry noodles), a wide range of baozi (steam buns), and pastry. If you like spicy food and are adventurous enough, you must try Wuhan's famous snack spot, Jing Wu Ren Jia, located on the Jingwu Road of Hankou (bus no. 522 to Xinhua Lu); you won't miss the red signs and neon lights of this franchise's original shop. It's open 24 hours, but there's always a long line here. Be warned that it's so spicy that it will bring you to tears.

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