Of course, for many visitors, the first choice for dinner is to try the local specialties. Therefore, the three delicious cuisines of Kunshan are a must for your trip. The top one should be Ao Zao Noodle which was given its name by Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty. It is said that an authentic bowl of ao zao noodle must have fresh soup and quality toppings. The best ao zao noodle of Kunshan is cooked at Ao Zao Guan, located on Tinglin Road. This restaurant has a history of more than 100 years, serving traditional ao zao noodle. The noodles cooked here can be eaten with four kinds of toppings, among which, quick-fried fish and cold spiced duck are highly recommended. Bus Nos.1 and 12 are available for you to get there.
Every autumn, a great number of local visitors drive to Kunshan City for the delicious Yangcheng Lake Hairy Crab. Because of this, Bacheng Town, located northwest of Kunshan City and close to Yangcheng Lake, attracts many gastronomists. Coming to the town, you will be surprised by the great number of restaurants cooking crab. There are four main districts to buy crab in Bacheng Town. The traditional crab market is located on Hubin Road, with some 100 boats selling crab. Nearby, restaurants located on Bajie Road also attract a number of visitors because of their reasonable prices.
Compared with the older districts, the price of crab selling in the new crab market in Xiefang Yuan is a little higher. Bacheng Crab Garden at No.101 Xiefang Yuan is a well recommended restaurant. The last district is Yu Jia Deng Huo on Ma'anshan West Road. Here is the best place to enjoy beautiful Yangcheng Lake while having Yangcheng Lake crab. Xie Man Lou which can be found at the end of Ma'anshan West Road is an ideal restaurant here.
Some other restaurants for you:
Lin Hu Fang
Address: Xiefang Yuan, Yingbin West Road, Bacheng Town
Wuming Crab Restaurant
Address: No.66, Bajie Road, Bacheng Town
Besides of above ones, Qingtuanzi (green glutinous rice ball) which is made in Zhengyi Town of Kunshan City is a favorite snack of locals. Originally, Qingtuanzi was just eaten in every spring until a smart woman lived in Zhengyi Town founding a much better material to cooking Qingtuanzi. From them on, it has become a popular snack of locals all year round. It is easily for you to purchase this snack at a roadside stand or in a restaurant of Kunshan City.
In Kunshan, there are a number of star-rated hotels serving authentic local and exotic dishes. Venice Holiday Hotel located at 18 Minquan Road, Kunshan Hotel at 99 Renmin North Road and Kunshan Traders Hotel at 387 Qianjin Middle Road will supply a delicious dinner for you.
Zhaoyang location: 125, Renmin South Road
RT-MART location: 516, Chaoyang East Road
Lotus location: 1st floor of Lotus, 128, Changjiang North Road
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