Snack in Dalian is the reflection of folk custom, the most outstanding feature of Dalian is the cultural blend of a broad cultural context. It's also one of the famous chinese snacks.
You can find intriguing snacks from various regions of China in Dalian, such as peddling egg pancake, delicious chinese hamburger, delicate Takoyaki, sweet and sour sugarcoated haws on a stick, thirst-quenching pearl milk tea, golden crispy pasteis de Belem, Xinjiang mutton kebabs with a taste and aroma, etc.
please don't neglect the speciality of Dalian--- braised sweet potato with starch which taste like pudding with crispy and crunchy skin.
What to eat in Dalian:
Salted fish braised pancake: Pickled fish dried in the sun then baked in iron pan and eat with corn pancake which is special and delicious.
Squids on hot plate: put squid on the heated iron plate and spill some condiment, such as thick chili sauce on the squid.
Shredded bean jelly:bean jelly is made of a kind of seaweed. Dried in the sun and then boiled for 7-8 hours, filtered, cooled then it becomes bean jelly. Cut it in strips and mix it with caraway, mashed garlic, sugar, vinegar and salt, etc.
Seafood braised sweet potato with starch: braised sweet potato with starch is made of bean jelly which is boiled by sweet potato starch. Put bean jelly on the pan and pressed it into pieces with a spatula, boiled it by soft fire and spill some shrimp and sea snail on it, finally add mashed garlic, sesame paste, soy sauce and vinegar, etc.
Where to eat in Dalian:
Wanbao Seafood City
Address: No. 125, Tianjin Jie, Zhongshan District
It is elaborately decorated in blue with designs of the world's oceans on the walls. The service is considered to be one of the best of the seafood restaurants in the city.
Address: No. 46, Er Qi Square, Beidou Jie
Authentic century-old seafood restaurant; a good place for a friends' get-together, Salted Fish& Corn Pancake
First Branch: No. 1, Anle Jie, Zhongshan District
Second Branch: No. 643, Huanghe Lu, Xigang District
Third Branch: Qinjian Jie, Zhongshan District
Four Branch: No. 71, Anshan Lu, Shahekou District
Tian Tian Yu Gang
Tian Tian Yu Gang is a locally well-known chained restaurant brand, renowned for their seafood. The service in different branches may vary a little.
First Branch: No. 72, Tianjin Jie, Zhongshan District
Second Branch: No. 41, Yan'an Lu, Zhongshan District
Third Branch: No.10, Renmin Lu, Zhongshan District
Fourth Branch: Minzhu SquareFifth Branch: No. 45, Tongtai Jie
It is on the 3rd floor of Wanda International Hotel providing a buffet of a variety of local seafood.
Address: 3rd floor of Wanda International Hotel at No. 539, Changjiang Lu, Xigang District
A seaside restaurant in the southeastern coastal area provides fresh scallops, abalone served with mustard juice.
Address: No. 1, Yingbin Lu, Zhongshan District
Jinshitan Chunni Restaurant
Address: Jinshitan Scenic Area