Changchun is the birthplace of Ji cuisine. Ethnic groups such as Han, Manchu, and Mongolian have lived in Changchun since ancient times, creating a unique and diverse Ji cuisine culture. In the 1930s, Changchun became the ruling center of the Puppet Manchurian state. Puyi gathered a group of Beijing Qing Palace royal chefs and Shandong famous chefs in his palace. They blended the court dishes, Lu cuisine and Changchun folk dishes together to form the Ji cuisine. After years of development, innovation and promotion, Ji cuisine shows its unique flavor to people and waits to be tasted.
What to Eat in Changchun
Sauteed Potato, Green pepper and Eggplant, also known as Disanxian, is one of the classics in the Northeastern cuisine. It is sweet, fresh, and salty with the potato and eggplant tasted soft inside but crispy outside. It is a common and popular dish in Changchun city.
Fried Pork in Scoop(锅包肉)
Fried Pork in Scoop is a common delicious Northeast dish with golden color and sour and sweet taste. Originally, fried pork in scoop was salty and coked, but in order to meet the taste of foreigners, it was changed into sour and sweet taste. And when you eat this dish, you could hear a sound similar to that of eating popcorn.
Ginseng steamed chicken(人参炖鸡)
Ginseng steamed chicken is a kind of soup which is fresh and delicious with original taste and flavor. With excellent health and beauty effects, it is the best choice for diet. Ginseng steamed chicken has a long history with good reputation. So do not miss this delicacy when you are in Changchun.
Changbai Banquet with Rare Products
There are six main courses in Changbai Banquet with Rare Products, which are made of unique and rare products in Changbai Mountain such as ginseng, deer’s antler, bear's paw, Chinese forest frog, and marsutake mushroom. Those cuisines are a collection of traditional Chinese banquets with fine workmanship and beautiful appearance.
Where to Eat in Changchun
There are abundant restaurants that provide you delicious food in Changchun. And following are some restaurants that are popular among local people.
1. Guilin Food Street (桂林路美食街)
Address: Guilin Street, Chaoyang District, Changchun City, Jilin Province 吉林省长春市朝阳区桂林街道
2. Socialist New Village Restaurant (社会主义新农村)
Address: NO.666 East Minzhu Street, Changchun City, Jilin Province吉林省长春市东民主大街666号
Tel: 0431-85666608, 0431-85666609
3. Renfeng Pavilion (仁风阁)
Address:NO.221 West Chaoyang Street, Changchun City, Jilin Province吉林省长春市西朝阳路221号
4. Golden Palm Train Hot Pot (金棕榈火车火锅)
Address: NO.2588, Xi'an Street, Lvyuan District, Changchun City, Jilin Province吉林省长春市绿园区西安大路2588号
5. East Meet Restaurant (东方肉馆)
Address: NO.492, Longli Hutong, Changchun City, Jilin Province吉林省长春市隆礼胡同492号
6. Yuanjiao Dumpling Restaurant (圆饺园)
Address: NO.8668 Renmin Street, Changchun City, Jilin Province吉林省长春市人民大街8668号
7. The Abritz Hotel Changchun (艾博丽思大饭店)
Address: NO.888, Guigu Street, Changchun City, Jilin Province吉林省长春市硅谷大街888号
8. Xiangyangtun Restaurant (向阳屯饭馆)
Address: NO.2811, Dongsheng Street, Changchun City, Jilin Province吉林省长春市东盛大街2811号
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