As the political, economic and cultural centre of Shandong Province, Jinan has a long history of catering culture as well. Shandong Cuisine became the representative of "North-food" after the Song Dynasty. During Ming and Qing periods, Shandong Cuisine became the main palace food, and its influence greatly spread to Beijing, Tianjin and the northeast area and known as one of the eight traditional Chinese Cuisines. Shandong cuisine is characterized by the fresh tender full-bodied flavor, and being particular about the broth modulation. Jinan City is the birthplace of the Jinan dishes. It specializes in frying and baking with the taste more salty than other places.
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|Caobao Stuffed Buns||Cooked Pear of Wang|
|Large Intestine of Nine Turns Pig||Sesame Paste Cake|
|Spiral Cake Fried in Pure Cooking Oil||Xin Xin Sa Porridge|
|Yu Ji Braised Chicken||Zhangqiu Roast Pork|
Jinan food is famous for its faint scent, freshness, and pure taste. Every dish enjoys a unique taste, and even hundreds of them can not be found similar to each other. Its feature lies in the superior soup. There are many famous dishes in Jinan such as Large Intestine of Nine Turns Pig, Jinan Roasted Duck and so on. In addition, it has many tasteful local snacks.
If you want to enjoy the Shandong Cuisine, Baotu Quan Restaurant and Baihe Lou Grand Hotel will be good choices. To enjoy exotic dishes, you can go to Lakefront Restaurant (Italian food), and Songchuan Japanese Cuisine Restaurant. If you a fan of local snacks, you can not miss Caobao Restaurant, Liangliang Hand-pulled Noodles, and Mingshiduo Roast Whole Lamb Restaurant.
|Baotu Quan Restaurant||Chinese Famous Snack City|
|Furong Food Street||Jinan Daguan Roasted Duck Restaurant|
|Xin Fu Ling Men Seafood Restaurant|