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Notable Hangzhou Dishes
Restaurants of Hangzhou Cuisine
There are several dishes that have come down over several hundred years, some even thousands of years. They are West Lake Fish in Vinegar Gravy, Braised Dong Po Pork, Beggar's Chicken and Fried Shrimps with Long Jing Tea Leaves. These dishes are pleasant from their color, smell and taste. Find a restaurant and taste these old dishes which are cooked in new ways, your visit to the city would thus be perfect. The most famous one for these dishes is Lou Wai Lou.
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Besides of the eight cuisines, most of the regions and minorities in China also have their own particular cuisines that supply customers with more choices. There are Cantonese , Hunan, Dong Bei and Sichuan Cuisines and so on. These restaurants can easily be found in town. Here is a bilingual menu which can help ordering dishes.
In addition to the thousands of Chinese restaurants, there are also lots of places serving foods from all over the world.
More and more people are following the fashion of eating vegetarian food. For those people on healthy diets, vegetarian restaurants in the city are listed on page.
Halal food is represented by Xinjiang Cuisine in China, Lamb, Beef and chicken are used in the delicious food. For Muslims and people who are fond of Xinjiang dishes, try these authentic Lamb Shashlik, Beef Ribs, Large Plate Chicken and Naan.
This popular Chinese dish can be found in many hot pot restaurants. Spicy and hot flavor with fresh meat and vegetables, have a try of this perfect winter dish!
Apart from KFC, McDonald's and other well-known western fast-food shops, there are other flavorsome fast-food restaurants in the city, some of which are chain shops.
Self service in Cafeterias is a popular and free-dining style favored by multitudes of people. Many BBQ restaurants and cafes are of this kind. Here are some recommended cafeterias .
As the birthplace of the world famous Long Jing Tea, local people love to go to tea houses with relatives or friends to kill time. There, people can drink the best tea, eat the snacks served, and sometimes, beautiful scenery of West Lake or the mountains may appear out of the window.