| Local Cuisine
Known as the cradle of Shandong Cuisine, Shandong's largest coastal port city Qingdao is famous for its local cuisine. The area around Qingdao is rich in sea cucumbers, squid, prawns, shellfish, as well as numerous fish species, and every spring and autumn, the Jiaozhou Bay area is rich in local shrimp. Qingdao is famous for its regional and international flavors. Being a coastal city, Qingdao is rich in seafood, and its flavors range from spicy to sweet.
Qingdao Cuisine, which is usually deep fried, braised, roasted or stewed, commonly use soy sauce, shallots and garlic, and the dishes are known for their delicate aromas, and pure flavor. Qingdao cuisine's most famous dishes are sea cucumbers with minced meat, Jiaodong Chicken Wings, and Braised cuttlefish eggs. Although prepared in a simple style, these dishes are unforgettable. The best way to enjoy Qingdao's seafood is to stroll down to the shore, or along Laiyang Road and stop in one of the many little seafood restaurants. Qingdao's many fine hotels are also excellent places to enjoy seafood, although prices are higher, there is less of a language barrier problem and the dishes are more refined.
Local restaurants in Qingdao:
Liangyou Seafood Restaurant 良友海鲜大酒楼
A huge and famous seafood restaurant. The food are very nice.
Add: 39 Hong Kong West Rd 香港西路39号
Rui Fu Chuan Restaurant 瑞福船酒楼
Serving meticulously prepared traditional Shandong seafood dishes. Visitors to the Rui Fu Chuan restaurant are in for an unforgettable dining experience.
Add: 36A, 36 Shenping Rd
Shiji Wenhua Restaurant 世纪文华酒店
The fishes are directly brought from Mt. Laoshan reservoir and therefore very fresh. Many people are here just for the fishes.
Add: 10 Haijiang Rd 海江路10号
Haimengyuan Restaurant 海梦圆
The seafood is very fresh. The vegatables are provided by their own production bases.
Add: 1 Donghai Zhong Rd 东海中路1号
Laochuanfu Seafood Restaurant 老船夫海鲜城
The seafood and barbecue are their best. The roasted fishes are very special.
Add: 111 Yanji Rd 延吉路111号
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