Suzhou snacks are also worth trying since they are no less famous than Suzhou Cuisine. At present, there are a number of featured old-brand restaurants and cakes and pastries shops in the city. Just like the authentic Suzhou dishes, pastries and confectionery there are also eaten according to season. Scones with sweet fermented rice in spring and moon cakes stuffed with fresh meat in autumn will certainly satisfy your appetite.
Huang Tian Yuan is noted for its variety of pastries made from sticky rice.
Address: No.86, Guanqian Street, Pingjiang District
Average cost: CNY10~CNY20 per person
Address: No.919, Sanxiang Lu, Jinchang District
Address: No.158, Shangtang Jie, Jinchang District
If you want to buy some local confections, Cai Zhi Zhai is without doubt the best place to go. Developing from a roadside booth into a century-old establishment, it serves consumers with a variety of good quality products.
Address: No.91, Guanqian Street
Bus route: Buses No.202, 204, 923 and 529 are available.
Opening hours: 08:30~21:00 from Monday to Thursday
08:30~22:00 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Ye Shou He
Nearby Cai Zhi Zhai, Ye Shou He is also noted for its various Suzhou pastries.
Recommendation: Wa Di Su (crisp cake in the shape of sole of socks), Suanmei Tang (plum juice), Doufu Gan (dried bean curd)
Address: No.69, Guanqian Street, Pingjiang District
Average cost: CNY20~CNY50
Lu Gao Jian
Recommendation: Jiang Rou (braised pork with soy sauce), Jiang Ya (duck seasoned with soy sauce), Wuxiang Niurou (spiced beef)
Address: No.8, Guanqian Street, Pingjiang District
Average cost: CNY20~CNY30 per person
Xi Sheng Yuan
Recommendation: Wonton, Xiao Long Bao (small cage package)
Address: No.43, Fenghuang Jie, Canglang District
Average cost: CNY10~CNY20 per person
Wu Fang Zhai
Recommendation: Zong Zi (glutinous rice dumpling)
Address: No.1, Taijian Nong, Pingjiang District
Average cost: CNY20~CNY30
Recommendation: Yaba Shengjian (pan-fried bun), Wonton
Address: Donghuan Lu, Suzhou Industrial Park
Average cost: CNY10 per person
Rong Yang Lou
Address: at the west end of Shantang Jie, Jinchang District
Average cost: CNY5~CNY20
Yi Pin Xiang
This is one of the old brand restaurants in Suzhou city, noting for its various kinds of steamed stuffed bun and the other authentic Suzhou snacks. Its chain branches can be found easily in the city.
Average cost: CNY5~CNY20 per person
Western Food Restaurants
This restaurant is from Taiwan, being popular in Suzhou City for its choice food.
Recommendation: Taisu Steak, Royal Steak, Hot Chocolate, Xiangsong Rose Dew
Address: the 1st and 2nd floors of Hubin Xin Tiandi, No.158-No.116, Xinggang Jie, Suzhou Industrial Park
Opening hours: 11:30~14:30 17:30~22:00
Average cost: CNY200~CNY240 per person
Reasonable prices for antipasto, soups and mains accompanied by delicate fruit sorbets will pleasantly surprise you.
Address: the 1st floor of Jin He International Mansion, No, 35 Shi Shan Lu
Opening hours: 11:30~14:00 17:30~21:00
Average cost: CNY98 per person
Tomato Kitchen Café
Recommendation: Tiramisu, Pasta, Tomato Bisque Soup
Address: No.56, Ligongdi Lu, Jinji Lake, Suzhou Industrial Park
Bus routes: No.100 and No.142 (get off at Hubin Park or Lidongdi Stops)
Opening hours: 11:00~23:00
Average cost: CNY80~CNY150 per person
T.G.I. Friday's Restaurant
Besides of its various kinds of dishes, this restaurant is also well-know for its unique decoration.
Address: the 1st floor of Xuanmiao Palza, No.820, Ganjiang Dong Lu, Pingjiang District
Bus routes: No.68, 9, 46, 60, 32
Average cost: CNY100~CNY 150 per person
Water Paradise Food and Café
Reasonable price and table delicacies make this restaurant also popular in Suzhou City.
Recommendation: Steak, Pineapple Sticky Rice, Fruit Salad, Spanish Seafood Paella
Average cost: CNY50~CNY100 per person
Opening hours: 10:00~24:00
Industrial Park Branch
Address: Suhui Lu, Suzhou Industrial Park
Address: No.9, Qiqiao Xiang, Canlang District
New District Branch
Address: the crossing of Binhe Lu and Shishan Lu, New District
Blue Marlin Bar & Restaurant
This restaurant is preferred by many westerners for its authentic flavor.
Average cost: CNY100 per person
Address: No.168, Xinghai Jie, Suzhou Industrial Park
Address: No.261, Fenghuang Jie, Canglang District
Address: No. 98, Shishan Lu, Hi-tech Industrial District
This restaurant is liked by many westerners.
Address: No.198, Xiangwang Nong, Shiquan Jie, Canglang District
Average cost: CNY80~CNY100 per person
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