Foodspotting of Harbin

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  • If there is one thing special in Harbin, it has to be the food. Taking influences from Russia, Mongolia, Korea and of course China, the food in Harbin is much "heartier" than you can find anywhere in China.
    Harbin dishes are usually fumigated, stewed, or pickled in sauce. They have a wide field of selecting materials, and are various in styles. You will find that the dishes are saltier and served in a much larger amount than those in other cities in China. You will also find that the dishes have heavy use of vegetables, such as cucumber, cabbage, corn and potato. And Shaokao (Chinese BBQ) and Hot Pot are equally popular. Dumplings are a must-taste in Harbin, featuring thin pastry shell and various stuffing.

    Sweet and Sour Pork (Guo Bao Rou)
    In this dish, the muscle is the main materials. First, put the starchy on the pork and fry them in the pot. Second, put the tomato juice, carrot, lemon, and rock candy into the pot and boil them into sour and sweet juice. Third, put the pork and juice on the plate. It is a traditional dish in Harbin.

    Lao Ding Feng Cake
    It is a famous ancient cake shop (Lao Zi Hao in Chinese) in Harbin. It produces all kinds of cakes and bread. The most famous one is the moon cakes. It is crisp, soft and tasty. It can keep a long time and taste still fresh.

    Shredded Chicken Stewed with Mushroom
    It is a traditional and famous dish of Harbin, especially popular in winter. You can find this dish in most restaurants. Chicken is shredded and stewed with mushroom, ginger, scallion and vermicelli (bean or sweet potato noodles). When the dish is ready, the chicken and mushroom taste soft, tender and smooth. It is nutritious and fragrant, and a perfect dish to warm you up in winter.

    Khleb is a kind of Russian bread. It is big and round, as heavy as 2.5 kilograms (5.5lb). It tastes fragrant with hard shell but soft inside. The ingredients for this bread are flour, salt and hops. Khleb is convenient for carrying and storage.

    Smoked Red Sausages
    Hongchang (smoked red sausages) are made of lean meat. Because they are smoked with wood, there is a thin cover of charcoal dust over them. But do not think they are dirty; it is because of this dust that you can taste the true smoking flavor. When eating the Hongchang, you can also make a sandwich with the Khleb.
    They are sold in lots of bread and pastry stores in the city, especially Central Avenue. A famous brand is "Churin ", with chain stores almost everywhere to be found in Harbin.

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