Deep-Fried Cake (You Gao)
Deep-Fried Cake (You Gao) is one of the most outstanding representatives of Yan'an snacks. It is made of broom corn millet and dates. The well-prepared cake is golden in color, soft, smooth and delicious in taste. It is better to be eaten with white sugar along with a special kind of soup. On festive occasions, You Gao is always a must. Nowadays, it is sold in many restaurants, usually at a price of CNY5 for ten pieces in a tray.
Bean Jelly (Liang Fen)
Buckwheat Vermicelli (Qiaomian Hele) is a special kind of vermicelli made from low-fat buckwheat which is also helpful in lowering systolic blood pressure. Qiaomian Hele in the counties of Wuqi and Zhidan in northwest Yan'an are the most savory varieties. This snack is even more delicious when combined with a particular kind of mutton broth of North Shaanxi flavor. A bowl of Qiaomian Hele is sold at a price of about CNY5.
Streamed and Stir-Fried Potato Slice (Yangyu Caca) can be found everywhere around the city and is sold at a price of just CNY2 for one bowl. It is mainly made of potatoes and flour. The sliced potatoes are first seasoned with salt, pepper, shallots, ginger, etc. and mixed with flour, then steamed and stir-fried. When eating, other condiments including sauces, vinegar, garlic, vegetable oil and so on may be added according to your taste.
Honeydew Pumpkin (Mizhi Nangua)
Planished Black Bean Porridge (Qianqian Fan) is made of planished black soybeans and millet. It is a local delicacy in Yan'an with affluent nourishment and helpful for dispelling cold and keeping warm. A bowl of Qianqian Fan is usually sold at a price of CNY0.5.
In addition, there are a great number of snacks that are truly delicious and show the distinctive dietary culture of Yan'an, including Buckwheat Pancake, Pumpkin Cake, Sweetbread Soup, and Fruit Pie. Another laudable delicacy is Yan'an's excellent rice wine. Besides local snacks, food of other parts of the country, especially Xi'an food, can also be found here.
Tian Meng Yuan Restaurant
Address: East Street, Baota District
Baota Food City
Address: Nanbin Road, Baota District
Specialties: snacks of Yan'an or the North Shaanxi region.
Yang Rou Pao Mo
Address: Shang Lane, Da Dongmen Street, Baota District
Specialties: A hot pot restaurant chain of a famous Shaanxi brand.
Xi'an Yangrou Paomo Restaurant
South Street Branch: South Street, Baota District
Yinjia Gou Branch: Yinjia Gou Road, Baota District
Specialties: Crumbled Unleavened Bread in Mutton Stew (Yangrou Paomo); other Xi'an food and snacks.
Address: 1F, Lirong Mansion, North Street, Baota District