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Being a coastal city, Qingdao is rich in seafood. Its cuisine is usually deep fried, braised, roasted or stewed, and commonly uses soy sauce, shallots and garlic.

Qingdao cuisine's most famous dishes are sea cucumbers with minced meat, Jiaodong chicken wings, and braised cuttlefish eggs.

The dish, sea cucumbers with minced meat, is famous in Qingdao. [Photo/]


Weihai is also well-known for its high-quality seafood. Sea snails braised in soy sauce, oysters, braised sea cucumber with scallion, and steamed egg with scallops are good choices.


Yantai cuisine, also known as Jiaodong cuisine, is usually deep fried, braised, roasted or stewed, commonly using soy sauce, shallots and garlic, and the dishes are known for their delicate aromas and light flavors. It is famous for its seafood dishes.

Dumplings stuffed with Spanish mackerel, sea intestines cooked with Chinese chives, Penglai noodles, and fried bean jelly are some of the famous local dishes.

Dumplings stuffed with Spanish mackerel [Photo/]


Jinan cuisine, also known as Lixia cuisine, is one of the four schools of Shandong cuisine. It dates back to the Spring and Autumn period. The cuisine usually uses deep frying, roasting, boiling and stir frying, and excels at sweet dishes and soups.

Braised intestines in brown sauce, rose and pear croquettes, Shanghe horseshoe-shaped shaobing, and creamed rush shoot slices are recommended dishes for you to try in Jinan.

Braised intestines in brown sauce [Photo/]


Tai'an, renowned for Chinese cabbage, tofu and Mount Tai spring water, is more adept at cooking vegetable dishes than other renowned places in Shandong.

The dishes, including Mount Tai tofu feast and mushroom banquet, are good choices.

Mount Tai toufu feast [Photo/]

Qufu in Jining

Smoked bean curd, Confucius pastries, and pancakes are the most recommended dishes in Qufu.

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Last Updated: Feb 19, 2019

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