What to Eat
Genghis Khan Teppanyaki
This is a kind of barbecue. Sliced mutton, beef, pork, chicken, fish and shrimp prepared with seasoning are grilled on iron plates and served with a special sauce. Reportedly, Genghis Khan liked eating meat this way and brought it to Central Asia and south Russia. This kind of cooking style is called Teppanyaki in Japan and still very popular nowadays. Hence people call it Genghis Khan Teppanyaki.
Shaomai has long history. It is a kind of steamed dumpling. Chefs usually choose quality wheat flour to make the pastries and then stuff it with fresh mutton. Finished Shaomai is megranate-shaped. Shaomai is usually served as dim sum, a traditional local delicacy in a feast. Dexingyuan Shaomai is especially famous.
Instant-Boiled Mutton originated from the Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368). Mongolian instant-boiled mutton is usually made of fresh sliced meat from ovine tenderloin and leg and can be eaten after quickly cooked in a hot pot.
The Yellow River flows through Baotou. Every year after the ice has melted from the river, Baotou restaurants will prepare various carp dishes. Songshu Yu (Fried Sweet and Sour Fish) is a famous fish dish of the city.
Fermented Milk Curd is the most common dairy snack of Mongolian herdsman families. Local people prefer yoghurt rather than fresh milk. Milk tea made of compressed tea boiled with fresh milk and koumiss (fermented mare milk) are favorite drinks of the Mongolians.
Apart from those introduced above, oat, cheese, smoked chicken and Su Guo Kui (vegetable pancake) are all delicious snacks of typical Baotou flavor.
Where to Eat
Han Wang Shuan Kao Bao
Recommended Food: braised mutton with sauce, Orleans roast wing, rabbit meat, beef, roast lamb chop, milk tea, duck breast, backed pancake and milk tea
Address: Youyi Da Jie (at the junction with Baiyun Lu), Kundulun District
Xiao Fei Yang (Little Fat Lamb) (chain restaurant)
Provisions: hot pot
Address: 9, Wulan Dao, near the Baotou Hotel, Kundulun District
1, Aerding Da Jie, Kundulun District
Middle section of Gongye Lu, Donghe District
131, Kexue Lu, Qingshan District
Provisions: hot pot, instant-boiled mutton
Address: nearby Jiuxing in Qingshan District
Golden Hans South American BBQ (buffet style restaurant)
Recommended Food: barbecue, black beer, grilled corn, cake
Address: 88, Baiyun Lu, Kundulun District
Lao Wang Shao Kao (Laowang Barbecue)
An authentic barbecue restaurant of 26 years
Recommended Food: grilled bean curd and mushroom
Address: 7, Ziyou Lu, Qingshan District
Xiao Bu Dian Shao Kao (Xiaobudian Barbecue)
Famous 24 hour barbecue restaurant, well spoken of by local people
Address: 1, Tianglong Shangcheng, Linyin Lu, Kundulun District
Others Special Restaurants
Quanjude Peking Roast Duck
Address: intersection of Linyin Lu and Qingnian Lu, Kundulun District
103, Youyi Da Jie, Kundulun District
Jin Xiang Yu
An old reliable Hunan cuisine restaurant
Address: 29, Shaoxian Lu (southwest corner of the intersection between Shaoxian Lu and Baiyun Lu), Kundulun District
Wan Shun Yuan
A Muslim restaurant
Address: 12, Gangtie Da Jie, Kundulun District
Tao Ran Xuan
Representative of Sichuan fancy restaurants in the city
Address: 20-23, Minzu Dong Lu, Kundulun District
Gao Li Gong
Veteran of Korean barbecue restaurants
Address: Minzu Dong Lu, opposite the Zhenhua Xiaoqu (Zhenhua Community), Kundulun District
North Shore Coffee
Address: Shifu Xi Lu, 300 meters north of Haide Club, Kundulun District
Yang Guang Hai Xi'an Xi Can Ting (Yangguang Haixian Western Restaurant)
Address: 56, Gangtie Da Jie (inside Haide Hotel), Kundulun District
Address: Section B, New York Xin Tian Di, south of Anshan Dao, Gangtie Da Jie, Kundulun District
Address: 67, Gangtie Da Jie, Kundulun District
18, Youyi Da Jie, Kundulun District
Bottom of Chaoyue Dasha, Hedong District
1/F, 8, Fuqiang Lu, Qingshan District
3, Xingfu Lu, Qingshan District
If they are not the local native people, I think they can accept the western meals. So do not worry about the food.