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Top 9 Popular Snacks in Shandong

With a history of several hundred years, Shandong produces a wide variety of snacks. Well prepared with different materials and ingredients, they are warmly received by customers. The following are 7 most popular snacks in Shandong.

Guotie (Light Fried Dumplings) 锅贴

Light fried dumplings mainly have fillings prepared with pork and various kinds of seasonal vegetables. In yellow color, light fried dumplings are crisp, soft and delicious.

Boiled Peanuts 水煮花生

Boiled Peanuts
Peanuts are plentiful in Shandong and most meals are accompanied by a plate of boiled or fried peanuts. Here they’re mixed with boiled edamame and served as a cold appetiser. You must fall in love with the texture of these – soft but still with some bite.

Six-sister Thin Pancake 沂蒙煎饼


Six-sister Thin Pancake
With a time-honored history, thin pancakes made of millet flour are very popular in the Yimeng Mountain areas. Six-sister thin pancakes are prepared with unique materials and techniques with various colors.

Corn Cakes With Fried fish 玉米糕

Corn Cakes With Fried fish
Corn grows in every single field in Shandong, and freshly steamed corn cobs are a popular street snack. This was a little different though – soft corn cakes made from either yellow or black corn fried on a griddle, and served with tiny crispy fried fish. Winning combination!

Clear Oil Coiled Flour Threads Cake 油旋

Clear Oil Coiled Flour Threads Cake
Fried with peanut oil, clear oil coiled flour threads cake is a meticulously prepared flour food. Crisp outside and tender inside, this cake is sweet and tasty, hence a favorite snack for the banquet.

Wang’s Cooked Pear 王氏熟梨

Wang's Cooked Pear
Prepared with a secret prescription handed down in the family from generation to generation; Wang’s cooked pears have a unique taste, soft, mellow, sweet and richly fragrant. Such pears can help get rid of heat, moisten the lung, stop coughing, and nourish the liver and heart.

Spring Roll 春卷

spring roll
Jinan people continue the custom of making Spring Rolls in the spring. Restaurants also sell spring rolls and the popular version has a variety of wild vegetable as it main filling.

Braised Abalone 原汁燜鮑魚

Braised Abalone
Sweet and Sour Carp – with crisp exterior and tender fish interior, a little sweet and sour

Chrysanthemum fish 菊花鱼

Chrysanthemum fish
Chefs with adept cutting techniques shape the fish like chrysanthemums, each individual morsel being convenient to enjoy with either chopsticks or forks.

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