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Tianjin Snacks

Tianjin snacks, mainly made of flour, are deep fried, baked, foods in soup and glutinous desserts. Goubuli steamed stuffed buns, Guifaxiang fried dough twists and Erduoyan fried glutinous rice cakes are three superb snacks of Tianjin.

Goubuli Steamed Stuffed Bun

One who pays a visit to Tianjin must taste Goubuli steamed stuffed buns. It is said that one who has not tasted Goubuli steamed stuffed buns in Tianjin cannot say that he has been to Tianjin. Made with half fermented flour and juicy filling, Goubuli steamed stuffed buns are soft, fragrant and delicious, in the shape of chrysanthemums.

Erduoyan Fried Glutinous Rice Cake

As one of the famous traditional food of Tianjin, Erduoyan glutinous rice cakes were created by a small restaurant located by Erduoyan Lane, hence the name. With a history of over 80 years, such tried glutinous rice cakes are golden yellow in color, crisp, soft, sweet and tasty.

Guifaxiang Shiba Street Fried Dough Twist

Large dough twists are a traditional food of Tianjin, of which those produced by Guifaxiang Shiba Street are the most famous because they are prepared with well-selected materials and consummate skills. Crisp, aromatic and sweet, they will not become soft within a long period of time.


As food in soup, Guobacai is peculiar to Tianjin, featuring a refreshing, smooth and delicious taste. It is often eaten together with baked sesame seed-cakes or deep-fried twisted dough sticks.

Tianjin Gaogan

The making of Tianjin Gaogan originated in the early Ming Dynasty, with a time-honored history. Gaogan produced by Yangcun Village is the most famous. Sweet, snow-white and refreshing, Gaogan was once sent to the Panama International Fair together with Maotai liquor, and won a bronze medal.

Imperial Snack "Kernel Zhang"

With a history of more than 160 years, "Kernel Zhang" is famous for its peanuts. and kernels of walnuts, melon seeds, apricots and pine nuts with sweet, sour and spicy taste.

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