Traditional Wuhan Food
Cuisine is an integral part of any local culture, and no trip to Wuhan is complete without tasting the traditional Wuhan food. This directory offers information about the traditional dishes and drinks available in Wuhan to help visitors better understand the local food culture and make an informed decision when trying them.
- Fried Bean Curd Sheets (腐皮): stuffed with three delicacies are a classic Wuhan breakfast.
- Salty Doughnut (Mianwo (面窝)): is considered to be breakfast food in Wuhan and the locals turned ordering and eating it into a tradition.
- Shaomai (燒賣): the dumpling corners are drawn up into five little pockets and filled with different-colored stuffing.
- Sijimei Tang Bao (四季美汤包): a steamed dumpling filled with minced meat and gravy.
- Xiaogan Brand (麻糖): sesame chips.
- Youtiao (油条): is a long, golden-brown, deep fried strip of dough in Chinese cuisine and other East and Southeast Asian cuisines and is usually eaten for breakfast.
- Hot and sour soup (酸辣湯): soup preparation may use chicken or pork broth, or may be meat-free.
- Lotus root soup (排骨煨藕汤): lotus root, peanuts, cuttlefish, pork ribs, chicken bones, Chinese herbs, tangerine peel, red dates.
- Shuizhu (水煮肉片): the preparation of this dish usually involves some sort of meat, chili pepper, and a large amount of vegetable oil.
- Seaweed salad (海藻沙拉): is a healthy and tasty anti-aging food recipe.
- Braised turtles: the famous dish in Wuhan.
- Chicken in black bean sauce: the chicken pieces are dressed with a salty black bean sauce and sweetened by the caramelized onions and fresh red bell pepper.
- Dong'an chicken (东安子鸡): is a Chinese food, consisting of parboiled chicken, chili peppers, and spices, all stir-fried with vegetable oil and vinegar.
- Dou pi (豆皮): sticky rice, egg, beef, mushrooms and beans wrapped in a pocket of soy skin.
- Egg fried rice (鸡蛋炒饭): it is made from steamed rice stir-fried in a wok with other ingredients such as eggs, vegetables and some kinds of meat.
- Fen Zheng Rou (粉蒸肉): literally “Rice Steamed-Braised Meat”.
- Hongshan Vegetable Bolts (洪山菜苔): pork meat and vegetables.
- Instant-boiled mutton (涮羊肉): is a very popular Chinese hot-pot dish.
- Jiaozi (餃子): consist of a ground meat and/or vegetable filling wrapped into a thinly rolled piece of dough.
- Mandarin fish in tomato juice (在番茄汁桂鱼): fish, tomato juice, spices.
- Soup dumpling (Xiaolongbao (（小笼包）)): is a kind of dumpling with thin skin made of flour, steamed with very juicy meat inside.
- Steamed Wuchang Fish (武昌魚): known as "Tuantoufang (blunt-snout bream).
- Sweet and sour pork (咕嚕肉): diced pork and stir-fried vegetables are coated in a mouthwatering sweet and sour sauce cooked with simple ingredients.
- Tea-smoked Duck (樟茶鴨): it is prepared by hot smoking a marinated duck over tea leaves and twigs of the camphor plant.
- Orange Cake: delicious without the frosting.
- Hot and Dry Noodles (热干面): Re-gan mian.
- Wuhan duck: the dish is sold in numerous provinces throughout China.
- Xiaogan Rice Beverage (孝感米酒): is a famous product with over thousand-year history.
- Baijiu (白酒): literally means "white liquor," "white alcohol" or "white spirits".
- Blue Diamond Stout Beer (黑啤酒): literally “Black Beer”.
- Harbin Beer (哈尔滨啤酒): is a "bland", "thin" 4.8% abv pale lager.
- Michelob Ultra: Superior Light Beer.
- Pabst Blue Ribbon: (PBR), a brand of beer sold by Pabst Brewing Company.
- Pineapple Beer (菠蘿啤): is basically malted fruit juice.
- Snow beer (雪花啤酒): is a lager beer from China.
- Tsingtao Beer (青岛啤酒厂): a well-hopped standard pilsner of 4.7% alcohol.
- Zhu Jiang Beer (珠江啤酒): also called Beer of the South.
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