Weifang Dining

Dishes and snacks are good methods to further know about the customs, culture or history about a place. Especially in China where persons pay much attention to food culture and emphasizes the significance of what people eat that could not only impact on individuals’ health but also the efficiency of work. A delicious and unique food is capable of bringing pleasant mood and remembrances to tourists. Let’s see some special, unique dishes, snacks and several restaurants you could refer to in Weifang.

What to Eat

  • Weifang Ji-Ya Hele (鸡鸭和乐): The name "Hele" which is a kind of noodle, was developed from the word "Helou" that was a noodle name once used in history. It is cooked with various ingredients, stewed with chicken and duck soup.
  • Rou Huo Shao(肉火烧) or Meat Pie: It is the most famous cuisine in Weifang. Weifang Meat Pie has a long history. People in ancient time lived in the North Sea (i.e. Weifang) to sell Weifang Meat pie for a living.
  • Weifang Gangzitou (潍坊杠子头): It is a kind of wheat-based food which looks like a cake, with crispy skins and lovely mouthfeel. Also, it is very convenient to take away because it resembles bread after becoming cold. It is one of the most popular snacks in Weifang.
  • Songma Cake (马宋饼): It is originated in Songma Village in Changle County, with a long history of beyond 200 years. The cake was identified as "Chinese famous snacks" and "Shandong famous snacks" by the China Cuisine Association and Trade Department of Shandong province in 1997.
  • Linqu All-sheep Feast (临朐全羊宴): Linqu All-sheep Feast, which could be traced back to Qing Dynasty, is a famous and unique cuisine. It was Is developed on the basis of court all-sheep banquet.
  • Chaotianguo (朝天锅): The dish stems from the morning market in Qing Dynasty, and it belongs to Lu cuisine. As time goes by, it is changed and enriched. Now there are more over 10 kinds of seasonings and ingredients. It also got the name of "Chinese famous snacks" and "Shandong famous snacks" in 1997.
  • Shouguang Fried Chicken (寿光松鸡): The dish stems from Damatou Town at first, but later it was introduced to Shouguang and was modified by people there, which could be proved in the book Wang’s Genealogy. As a dish which could be traces back to Qing Dynasty and one of the Lu dishes, it has listed as intangible cultural heritage in Shandong province.

Where to Eat

  • Chaotianguo Restauraunt: From the name then you could know that you can eat the traditional snack Chaotianguo and some other snacks in this place.
    Location: Weizhou Road, Kuiwen District
  • Qingzhen Longshen Gaodian: There are all kinds of local snacks in this shop, and it receives lots of good comments from those who have been.
    Location: No.3218 Yunmenshan Road, Qingzhou City
  • Nangongting Hele Restraurant: You could eat the local noodles Ji-Ya Hele there.
    Location: Xingzheng Street, Kuiwen District
  • Weifang Cuisine Restraurant: The restaurant offers various local Weifang dishes there.
    Location: No.31 Siping Road, Kuiwen District
  • Yonghe Seafood Restaurant: It offers various fresh seafood there.
    Location: No.3121 Dongyang Street D district, Qingzhou City

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