Hangzhou cuisine is the representative of Zhejiang Cuisine, one of China’s eight cuisines. And it wins reputation for freshness, tenderness, softness, smoothness of its dishes with mellow fragrance. A great poet of Song Dynasty once praised it as follows: there’s no food that can compare with the Hangzhou cuisine.
Famous dishes like West Lake Sour Fish, Dongpo Pork, Longjing Shrimp Meat, Jiaohua Young Chickens, Steam Rice Flower and Pork Wrapped by Lotus Leaves, Braised Bamboo Shoots and Lotus Root Powder are widely known and popular among both local people and tourists.
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The over 100-year-old Louwailou Restaurant (Tower Beyond Tower) on Gushan (Solitary Hill Island) attracts huge crowds with its authentic dishes and splendid view. Hangzhou Lily Hotel Restaurant boasts a famous local dish named Dongpo Pork and the city's Kuiyuanguan allows diners to enjoy a special meal. The four floors of Zhiweiguan Restaurant house a seafood restaurant, a bar and karaoke rooms. The following restaurants are some of the best of its kind according to our travelers' experience.