Hangzhou is a capital of cuisines, and the local delicacies are well known. Local cuisine is available in many local restaurants like Lou Wai Lou, Shan Wai Shan, Zhi Wei Guan, Kui Yuan Guan. Some good representations of Hang Bang Cai are Longjing Tea cooked with Shrimp, Dongpo Pork and Beggarís Chicken.†
In Hangzhou, there are several dishes that have been past down over several hundred years, some even thousands of years. They are West Lake Fish in Vinegar Gravy, Braised Dong Po Pork, Beggar’s Chicken and Fried Shrimp with Long Jing Tea Leaves. Local restaurants cook these old dishes in new, delicious ways – is Lou Wai Lou.