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Tianjin’s cuisine has a long and impressive menu from both Han and Muslim kitchens. Tourists can enjoy popular vegetarian dishes and snacks spiced with local flavors, including:

Shiba Jie Mahua (fried dough twist)
Sweet-smelling and crispy, Shiba Jie Mahua won’t go bad even when stored for several months.

Goubuli steamed stuffed bun
The Goubuli steamed stuffed bun is also known as the food calling card of Tianjin, which isn’t an exaggeration as it has been around for more than 150 years. Now its chain restaurants can be found in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen and other cities in China as well as cities in America, Japan and Korea.

Erduoyanzhagao (ear-hole-like fried rice cakes)
The Erduoyanzhagao is made of rice flour and has also been around for a long time more than 100 years. It’s made of small red beans and white granulated sugar as its stuffing which is then deep fried in sesame oil.

Where to eat

Tianjin Goubuli Steamed Stuff Bun Head Office
Address: 77 Shandong Road

Er duo yan Zha gao
Address: 37 Beimenwai Avenue, Hongqiao District

Shiba Jie Mahua Hotel Street Branch
Address: 18 Jiashang, Beilou, Hotel Street

Tianfu Laoma Restaurant
Address: 85 Liuwei Street, Hedong District

Lao Sichuan
Address: Nanlou, Hexi District

Yang Shangshu
Nanmen (South Gate) branch: 406 Nanmen Wai Avenue, Nankai District
Benxi Lu branch: 19 Benxi Street, Hongqiao District

Barcelona Western Food Restaurant
Address: 10 Binyou Avenue, Hexi District


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