We are back with more delicious Shanghainese Snacks as we take a deeper look in the wonderland of Shanghai cuisine! Shanghai snacks are not only exquisite in look but delicious in taste too! Here are a list of Famous and Popular Shanghainese Snacks and where to find them!
Suzhou is also a paradise for gourmets, with its long history and thousands of years of culinary experience and culture. The characteristics of Suzhou cuisine lie in its delicate preparations, emphasis on ingredients quality and its uniqueness in their dishes look and taste. Suzhou food delicacies tend towards the sweet side while retaining the ingredients’ natural flavour.
The Chinese hot pot boasts a history of more than 1000 years; it is a great creation by Chinese and has spread over to many other countries. It is extremely favoured by the Chinese people. Hot pot refers to several varieties of stew, consisting of a simmering metal pot of stock at the center of the dining table. While the hot pot is kept simmering, ingredients are placed into the pot and are cooked at the table.
Longjing Shrimp is a typical famous dish in Hangzhou. It selects fresh shrimps from local rivers and cooked with Longjing Tea. Longjing Shrimp is famous for being cooked with the best Longjing Tea that are produced in the hills nearby Xihu (West Lake) city. In Qing Dynasty, people used to cook the dishes with other high-quality new tea in Anhui Province, thereafter people in Hangzhou cooked the fresh shrimp with Longjing tea, and gave it a name “Longjing Shrimp”.
Legend has it that guo qiao mi xian came about when a young scholar in Yunnan province retreated to another place to prepare for the imperial examination in Qing Dynasty. His loving wife would travel and cross a nearby bridge to bring him his daily meal.