Niangpi is a popular snack made of flour and baking soda. When making the Niangpi, people add the powder into clear water, stir the mixture until it becomes glutinous, and then cook the dough in a food steamer. The cooked thin pieces of dough are Niangpi. It can be served as a staple food, a main dish, or appetizer to go with wine and liquor. It is a very popular snack in Tianshui.