FoodEnjoy the Food of Shandong. Visit the attractions listed below.
The art of slurping your own tofu wood pallet. Keep the wooden pallet steady with both hands and take a deep sniff at the tofu fragrance. Similar to wine tasting. Catch the tofu juice, and then, finally slurp the tofu in sections as cut by the chef. You will not have...
Aside from duck eggs, dried fish can be found everywhere too, all prepared at dusk. This is a souvenir that people bring home after a visit here. Salted and dried fish are by far the most popular souvenirs that will make your trip unforgettable.
The pot is sealed with mud and broken up to dig the fish out. The fish is fresh and tender and known as top-notch in the Province. You can find the locals often eating fish with roasted pancakes. What a treat!
Qianlong (Ming Emperor) Cake aka “Nanyang Roasted Cake”. It is a local’s daily food. No time to complete the fish banquet? Try a pack of roasted cakes to bring home. Do not forget to include a few duck eggs to complement the roast cakes.
Duck egg is a popular souvenir. You can find it everywhere. Local ducks are fed fishes from the lake. Find out how it tastes.
Fish meatball is also another treat. Using the silver carp fish, a carp or whitefish, to make the balls. You will find fish balls floating in the soup, a technique requiring lots of practice.
An all-fish banquet is a cannot-miss food in Nanyang. All ingredients are of local produce. Our top choice is the carp with four nostrils. Our local delicacy. Local chefs are quite innovative with a fish feast.
Grits are called “sa” by locals. This is a soup made from stewing meats. The locals are used to drinking a bowl of warm grits in the morning to start off their day. There are three types of grits: beef, lamb, and chicken.