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Dinning in Xuzhou

Xuzhou cuisine is different from much Jiangsu cuisine, which is light in taste with a little bit sweet. The cuisine in Xuzhou is influenced by geography location greatly. Xuzhou located at the middle region of southern and northern China, and by the influence of different provinces, different cuisine styles, and Xuzhou cuisine is between northern cuisine and south cuisine, forming the taste of freshness and palatedfullness. And the snacks in Xuzhou are also famous in China. 

The Most Famous Traditional Dishes

Yang Fang Cang Yu (Fish Stewed in Mutton)

This dish originated over 4,000 years ago, and is honored to be the first kind of food although improved by chefs in every following dynasty. The chefs usually cut open the belly of a sheep; put fish in it, add various seasonings and stew them together. The dish is not only tasty but also nourishing. 

Dongpo Hui Zeng Rou (Meat given back to the citizens by Dongpo)

Dongpo Hui Zeng Rou 

Hearing the name, you may guess that this dish also has an interesting story. Dongpo refers to Su Shi (1037-1101), a famous literate in the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). When he was the official of Xuzhou, storms and flood disasters occurred. Regardless of his own safety, Dongpo personally led his people to fight against the disasters bravely and they eventually succeeded. To express their appreciation to Dongpo, people gave lots of meat to their official as presents. Dongpo accepted the meat but he ordered his chefs to cook it and then gave it back to his people, hence the name of the dish. 

Recommended Restaurants

Xuzhou Hotel

No.201 East Huaihai Road

Pengcheng Restaurant
No.40 East Huaihai Road

Mashi Jie Sha Soup

No.7 Suyuan Community, South Jiefang Road

Zhaofu Lou Restaurant

No.61 South Zhongshan Road