Surrounded by the Yellow Sea and Bohai Sea with ideal climate, Dalian is definitely a paradise for seafood fans. You can find all kinds of sea products here, such as crabs, prawns, abalone, sea cucumber, shells and so on. During the winter, many seafoods such as clams, mussels and abalone gain the most fat.
Dalian (in Liaoning Province) and Shandong province is facing each other across the sea, Dalian cuisine is a branch of Shandong cuisine (one of the Four Culinary Traditions of Chinese cuisine). You can eat Steamed Sea Bream, a popular Shandong dish here. The sea breams are steamed with ginger, spring onion, mushroom, ham pieces and bamboo shoots.
Colorful snowflake scallops is a local seafood dish, where egg white is made into snowflake-shape to embrace the scallops, with seasonal greens, carrot and hot pepper cut into small pieces as decorations on top.
Colorful snowflake scallops is a local seafood dish, where egg white is made into snowflake-shape to embrace the scallops, with seasonal greens, carrot and hot pepper cut into small pieces as decorations on top. Scallops taste fresh and light steaming with lima beans, shallots, wine and sauces.
Menzi is a traditional local snack in Dalian. A protein-rich starch paste coagulated from an extract of potatoes is cut into pieces and fried on a pan to create a crisp cover. A mixed seasoning of smashed garlic, sesame, and sauces is added on eating. Once it’s done, it can be eaten immediately. Menzi is a must-eat food of your Dalian trip.
Salted fish with corn cake
Salted fish with corn cake is a popular local dish, where steamed or fried corn cake is served with fried salted fish. Legend goes that, in the old days fishermen going out fishing in the morning couldn't return home to have lunch, so they baked fresh fish to eat with corn cakes, and the habit passed down from generation to generation and finally became a popular dish in Dalian.