Hangzhou is the capital of Zhejiang Province. It is also a city with a long history and culture. The local food is also very famous. Here are the top 10 specialties of Hangzhou:
1. West Lake Fish in vinegar
West Lake Fish in vinegar is one of the representative dishes of Hangzhou. The fish is fresh and tender. With the mellow vinegar, the taste is sweet and sour.
2. Dongpo pork
This famous dish can be traced back to the Tang and Song dynasties. According to legend, it was first invented by Su Dongpo. The delicious Dongpo pork is also very popular in Hangzhou.
3. Duck in Hangzhou Sauce
Hangzhou Duck in soy sauce is one of the ten must-eat foods in Hangzhou. This dish not only tastes great, but also has many health benefits in summer.
4. Ghee cake
Wushan butter cake is a traditional name of Hangzhou, has a history of 700 or 800 years, known as “Wushan’s first point”. Because its shape resembles the raincoat, it is also called “raincoat cake”. The cake is made of oil pastry and refined, golden in color, with layers of pastry stacked up like a golden hill, covered with white sugar such as snow, crisp and not broken.
5. Fried shrimp
Fried shrimp is a dish in Hangzhou. With shrimp as the main ingredient and seasonings such as oil, salt, spring onion and ginger, it is a mouth-watering delicacy.
6. Lotus root with glutinous rice
Sticky rice lotus root is a traditional snack in Hangzhou. With sticky rice and lotus root as the main ingredients, it is a kind of delicious food that people can’t forget.
7. Dandan noodles
Dandan noodles is a snack from Sichuan province, but it is also very popular in Hangzhou and has a spicy and refreshing taste.
8. Hemp Ball King
Ma Ball King is a special food made of glutinous rice flour. The skin is glutinous rice flour, and the inside is wrapped with bean paste filling or red sugar filling, and then sticky sesame seeds are fried in the pot, and the taste is very fragrant.
9. West Lake lotus root powder
Hangzhou local specialty lotus root factor, lotus root powder is also very popular, the local lotus root powder has a unique flavor, contains rich nutrition, need to use boiling water to brew, after the lotus root powder crystal clear taste pure.
10. Dingsheng Cake
Dingsheng cake is a famous traditional snack in Hangzhou. It is made of glutinous rice and bean paste. It is soft, sweet and not greasy.