Cuisine 2012-12-12 17:35

Tianjin Goubuli Steamed Stuffed Bun

It would be a pity for tourists if missing “Goubuli Steamed Stuffed Bun”. The steamed stuffed bun looks like a chrysanthemum in bud. With a bite, you can feel its stuffing, delicious but not greasy. Its special flavor depends on the material selection, ingredients, mixing, kneading and rolling. The pleats are especially shapely, not less than 18 in each.

The restaurant was named “Deju Business House” with over 100 years’ history. The owner was Gao Guiyou, whose nickname was Gouzi (doggie). His restaurant was so popular that he didn’t have time to chat with those customers. People made fun of him “when Gouzi sells the steamed stuffed bun, he raps to nobody”. Years later, his restaurant became more popular while his real name was forgotten.

Goubuli Steamed Stuffed Bun was favored by Empress Cixi, which is now welcomed by the populace and tourists all over the world. It has been exported to a lot of foreign countires.

Guifaxiang Fried Dough Twist

It is characterized by its fragrance, crispness, crackling and sweetness, which can be kept for months in dry and vetile places without quality deterioration.

The founders of Guifaxiang Fried Dough Twist are two brothers-Fan Guicai and Fan Guilin, who opened shops in Eighteen Street, people often call it Eighteen Street Fried Dough Twist.

The tourists home and abroad will bring some back home as a gift to their relative and friends.

Ear Fried Cake

The seemingly unremarkable fried cake was first produced in the time of Emperor Guangxu in Qing Dynasty. The shop owner Liu Wanchuan, called “Fried Cake Liu” rented a shop in small Eat Valley, outside the North Gate. Although it is named “Zengshengcheng” formally, people still prefer to call it Ear Fried Cake. It is favored by people because its crisp and tender taste with delicious and fine stuffing.